ITEA Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research

The International Tuba Euphonium Association established the Clifford Bevan Award for Excellence in Research to foster excellence and to encourage the highest level of research pertaining to the tuba, euphonium, and/or related instruments. Low-brass scholarship genres represent research on contemporary and historical topics related to acoustics, composition, theory, scoring, organology, and pedagogy and may include methodologies of oral history, biographical and ethnographic, historical, quantitative, statistical, and survey research.

The Bevan Award is presented at the biennial International Tuba Euphonium Conference in conjunction with the presentations of the Harvey G. Phillips Award for Composition, the Roger Bobo Award for Recording and the Jim and Jamie Self Creative Award. The recipient of the Bevan Award receives a $500 stipend and an excerpt of the research is published in the ITEA Journal.

ELIGIBILITY

Open to any original low brass research project pertaining to the tuba, euphonium, and/or related instruments completed between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. Research projects nominated for the 2021 Bevan Award are not eligible for nomination for future awards. Low brass scholarship genres include research on contemporary and historical topics, acoustics, composition, theory, scoring, organology, and pedagogy and may include methodologies of oral history, biographical and ethnographic, historical, quantitative, statistical, and survey research.

Types of submissions: published or unpublished articles (minimum of 4000 words in length), chapters, monographs, dissertations/theses, books.

English translations of articles originally written in other languages MUST BE PROVIDED for consideration of the Bevan Award.

The recipient of the Bevan Award will be announced at the 2023 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and an excerpt of the research will appear in a subsequent ITEA Journal. A $500 stipend accompanies the award. The Bevan Award recognizes individuals whose original scholarship is significant, innovative, thoughtful, and useful. The committee may elect to divide the award between two recipients.

SUBMISSION OF MATERIALS

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM Pacific Time (USA) on February 1, 2023.

Submit one electronic copy of the nomination form and one electronic copy of the research work (PDF preferred). Unpublished works may be submitted in manuscript form. Each research submission must have a separate nomination form; self- nominations are welcomed.

CHAIR PERSON & CONTACT: Kenneth Drobnak (ken.drobnak@gmail.com)