The Danijela Kulezic-Wilson Book Prize, inaugurated in January 2022, was established to recognize outstanding musicological scholarship among members of the Society for Musicology in Ireland as part of the Society’s aims to foster musical scholarship in all its forms. Awarded bienially, the prize is named in memory of the distinguished Ireland-based Serbian musicologist Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, who passed away in 2021.

Update, 31 May 2024: The Prize for 2024 has been awarded to Lonán Ó Briain for Voices of Vietnam: A Century of Radio, Red Music, and Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2022).

The nomination and award process for 2024:
In 2024, the prize of €300 will be awarded for a musicological monograph with a copyright date of 2022 or 2023, authored or co-authored by a member of the SMI. To nominate or self-nominate a monograph, please complete the nomination form with details of the book along with a supporting statement outlining why it should be considered for the prize. The closing date for nominations is Monday 15 January 2024. Once the nominations have been validated, the nominators will each be invited by the committee to submit their entry. Both PDF and hard copies are acceptable but, in the case of the latter, the nominators will arrange, through the committee, to submit a copy of the book to each of the judges directly. The SMI will not undertake the purchase or cost of postage for hard copies. The prize will be adjudicated by a panel of three judges and the award will be made at the SMI's annual plenary conference in summer 2024.

Queries may be sent to The Book Prize Committee is currently Dr Maria McHale (Chair), Dr Damian Evans, and Ms Hannah Millington. 

The inaugural prize was awarded to Joanna K. Love for Soda Goes Pop: Pepsi-Cola Advertising and Popular Music (University of Michigan Press, 2019). In addition, the panel of judges awarded an Honourable Mention to Nicole Grimes for Brahms’s Elegies: The Poetics of Loss in Nineteenth Century German Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2019).