Prof. Sheppard receives the 2021 Irving Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music

Prof. W. Anthony Sheppard received the Irving Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music on June 11, 2021 for his book Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Since 1983, the Society has annually awarded this prize, one of its most prestigious honors, to the book judged as the best in the field of American music.  Any book on American music with a year 2019 imprint was eligible.

This book was previously honored with the 2020 Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society.