The SMA awards an annual Pascall Medal, named in honour of the late Robert Pascall (1944-2018), reflecting his inestimable work in the discipline of music analysis. The prize will be awarded to any scholar from any country, and from any stage of their career, who is deemed to have made a highly significant contribution to analytically-based musicological research and/or the teaching of music analysis. The scholar awarded will be invited to give a keynote address at the SMA conference in the year following the awarding of the medal, for which free enrolment and accommodation will be provided. All SMA members are invited to nominate candidates (self-nominations are not permitted). Those who nominate should provide a 500-word assessment of the candidate’s contribution, ideally with copies of some key relevant publications (a maximum of three attached documents). 

Nominations for the 2022 award will be open soon. For our 2022 award, as ever, we strongly encourage nominations for excellent scholars from under-represented or minoritized groups. Our hope is that the Pascall Medal will celebrate and promote outstanding work in a diverse discipline.

Please send nominations together with a supporting statement and documents to

Previous Winners:

2020 James Hepokoski

2021 Arnold Whittall