The Awards Committee invites nominations from members of the RMA for honorary membership of the Association. British and foreign scholars may be considered. It is expected that honorary membership will remain a rare honour and it is unlikely that more than one name will be recommended to Council in any one year.
Honorary membership of the Association is awarded in recognition of substantial and long-standing contributions to musical scholarship, including published work and other activities in the field (such as editorships, conference organization, interaction with performing institutions and public bodies, and work for scholarly associations including the RMA itself).
Nominations may be made by any member of the RMA. Nominators should write to the chair of the Awards Committee, supplying a page describing the nominee's contribution according to the criteria described above, and furnishing references to published scholarship and relevant biography (or a link to a webpage, encyclopedia article or other source where such information may appear).
Nominations and supporting documents should be received by 15 May.
The Awards Committee's recommendation will be submitted to the following meeting of Council and, if approved, the award announced at the Annual General Meeting.