Elected for outstanding contributions to the study and presentation of seventeenth-century music.
Georgia Cowart, Professor of Music
Case Western Reserve University
Prof. Cowart was recognized for her foundational and extensive scholarship on the intersection of politics and musical representation, criticism, and aesthetics in early modern France; for her commitment to the intellectual development and professional careers of numerous young musicians and scholars; and for her tireless work to advance the study of seventeenth-century music and the field of musicology more broadly, including as president of the SSCM (2006–2009) and as vice president, member of the Board, and chair of several committees for the American Musicological Society.
The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music is dedicated to the study and performance of seventeenth-century music and related arts. The Society currently includes more than 250 members and over two hundred additional international subscribers to its electronic newslist SSCM-L. Members receive a semi-annual newsletter, 17th-Century Music. The Society also publishes the on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music (JSCM); JSCM Instrumenta, an on-line reference series; and the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music (WLSCM), an on-line collection of performing and study scores in scholarly editions. The Society hosts an annual four-day conference each spring, featuring scholarly presentations, performances, and an award for the best student presentation, the Irene Alm Memorial Prize.
The Society for Seventeenth-Century Music meets twice annually. An informal annual business meeting is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society. A formal business meeting occurs during the annual conference. Minutes of the formal business meeting are published in the subsequent issue of the Society’s newsletter, 17th-Century Music.
SSCM incorporates the American Heinrich Schütz Society, which is the U.S. Chapter of the International Heinrich Schütz Society.