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 a maximum of three candidates (self-nominations are not permitted). An order of preference must be given, marking 1 for the most-favoured, and 3 for the least. Those who nominate should provide a 500-word assessment about each candidate’s contribution, ideally with copies of some key relevant publications (a maximum of three attached documents). 

Nominations for the 2023 award will soon open. As for all of our awards, we encourage nominations for excellent scholars who are women or 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

2022 Janet Schmalfeldt