Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award

We are thrilled to announce that Stephen Spencer (Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center) received the 2023 award for his paper, “Visualizing the Relative Brightness of Concurrent Textural Layers in Ruth Crawford’s Music for Small Orchestra (1926),” which will appear in a future issue of Theory and Practice. Congratulations, Stephen!

MTSNYS both supports and encourages pre-professionals in their pursuit of a career in music theory with the Patricia Carpenter Emerging Scholar Award for the best student paper delivered at the Annual Meeting. The award carries a cash prize and promise of publication in the Society’s journal, Theory and Practice. Both the oral and written version of the paper are taken into consideration.