The SOCAN Foundation/ MusCan Awards for Writings on Canadian Music are two $2500 prizes intended to encourage students’ research and writing on Canadian music topics and music professors’ mentorship of students in these endeavors. One prize is for the best English-language paper and one for the best French-language paper. Topics in Canadian music will be understood as potentially deriving from a wide range of genres, including, but not limited to, such areas as concert, folk, jazz, and popular music.
All of the winning papers may be found by following the links below. A summary of all previous winners may be found by following this link.
The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of these prizes.
Intersections: Canadian Journal of Music, formerly Canadian University Music Review, a bilingual journal, was founded in 1980 by the Canadian University Music Society. As the principal Canadian outlet for refereed scholarly research, it is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
The global aim of the journal is to publish research by scholars from around the world. Its particular mandate is to represent Canadian research to other Canadians, and thus to support awareness and interaction among Canadians interested in music research, as well as to represent Canadian research and Canadian music to the world.
The current focus of the journal is in large part upon the traditional fields of music scholarship and research, but studies in popular music and culture are playing a greater role in the journal’s output.
Discipline(s): Arts, music, musicology, music theory, music history, ethnomusicology, music cognition, music analysis, composition, music education, music performance, opera, popular music studies, cultural studies.
Indexed in RILM, International Index to Music Periodicals, Music Index, Canadian Music Periodical Index, Music Education Resource Base.