Prof. Sheppard receives the 2020 Music in American Culture Award from the AMS

Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard received the 2020 Music in American Culture Award at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society on November 8th for his book Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2019).

The Music in American Culture Award honors each year a book of exceptional merit that both illuminates some important aspect of the music of the United States and places that music in a rich cultural context. The goal of this award is to recognize the best writing on music in American culture, regardless of the source or intended audience of that writing; hence work by a broad range of authors—including performing musicians, journalists, and music critics, as well as academic scholars—will be considered.