The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of
California, Riverside, is pleased to announce the results of the 2016 Otto
Mayer-Serra Competition, for the best essays on Iberian and Latin American
Music, in either historical musicology or ethnomusicology.  This annual
competition honors the memory of the Spanish-Mexican musicologist Otto
Mayer-Serra (1904-68) and seeks to continue his legacy of groundbreaking
research.  The OMS competition accepts submissions in Spanish or
Portuguese.  The first-prize award is for $2000, and second prize, $1000.
When warranted, there is also an Honorable Mention.  This year’s
competition attracted such a large number of high-quality submissions that
the jury awarded two honorable mentions.  First-prize articles are
published in the peer-reviewed online journal *Diagonal:  An Ibero-American
Music Review* (  Information about the
2017 competition will be available in the summer.

*2016 Otto Mayer-Serra Competition Results*

*First Prize*

Dr. Julio Mendívil (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main): “Cosa de
hombres: sobre construcciones de género en la musicología sobre la música
de los Andes.”

*Second Prize*

Hermann Hudde (University of California, Riverside): “Panamericanismo en
acción: música y compositores latinoamericanos en Tanglewood desde 1941
hasta 1951.”

*Honorable Mention ex equo*

1. Dr. Juan Francisco Sans (Universidad Central de Venezuela):
“Disciplinando el cuerpo, sujetando las pasiones: baile y música en la
educación hispanoamericana del siglo XIX.”

2. Dr. Belén Vega Pichaco (Universidad de Oviedo): “La reinvención de la
'tradición' musical: discursos y prácticas en torno a la construcción de
una 'Escuela Cubana de Composición' (1934-1946).”

The Center for Iberian and Latin American Music wishes to thank the
distinguished panel of judges who reviewed the submissions:

Antoni Pizà, chair (CUNY Graduate Center)

Paulo Chagas (University of California, Riverside)

Javier Suárez-Pajares (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)


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