Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies

The American Institute for Verdi Studies announces the creation of the Martin Chusid Award for Verdi Studies.  The award honors the noted Verdi, Schubert, and Mozart scholar, Martin Chusid, Professor Emeritus of Music at New York University and the AIVS's Founding Director. 

The first Martin Chusid Award will be conferred in October 2013 at the "Verdi's Third Century" conference organized by the AIVS at New York University.   Any book, book chapter, article, or scholarly music edition in the field of Verdi studies, written in English, French, German, or Italian by a scholar in the early stages of his or her career (normally no more than ten years beyond completion of the terminal degree) is eligible for nomination.  The inaugural award considers works published in 2010, 2011, or 2012.  The winner will receive a cash prize of $1000 and an invitation to present a lecture on Verdi at New York University. 

Nominations, including self-nominations, should be submitted electronically to  Please include the name of the author, the title of the work, and (for articles) the title and date of the journal, or (for books and music editions) the publisher and year of publication.   The nominee may also be asked to supply a copy of the work, which will be returned if postage is included. 

The deadline for nominations for the first Martin Chusid Award has now passed.  Address all questions concerning future editions to

American Institute for Verdi Studies • New York University, Department of Music, 24 Waverly Place, Room 268, New York, NY 10003 • 212-998-2587 •