Alison Dunlop Graduate Prize

Alison Dunlop Graduate Prize of the Society for Musicology in Ireland

The Alison Dunlop Graduate Prize will be inaugurated in 2017 in memory of the Irish musicologist Dr Alison Dunlop. The prize will be awarded biennially by the SMI for a distinguished thesis on any musicological topic submitted within the past two academic years as part of a taught-course masters degree at an institution in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. The winning thesis will be selected by a prize committee and submitted to SMI Council for award at the annual SMI Postgraduate Conference.

Alison Dunlop (1985–2013)
Dr Alison Dunlop graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a BA in Modern Greek and Music (first class honours) and a MA in Music (distinction). She went on to complete a doctoral thesis at Queen’s on the composer Gottlieb Muffat (1690–1770) under the supervision of Professors Yo Tomita and Ian Woodfield. Dr Dunlop studied piano with Roy Holmes at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and performed at venues throughout Ireland, including the National Gallery, Dublin and the Waterfront Hall, Belfast. A teaching assistant at Queen's University, she was joint co-ordinator there of the 14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music. She published on various aspects of keyboard music and source studies and presented at academic gatherings in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Dr Dunlop is author of The Life and Works of Gottlieb Muffat, 1690–1770 (Vienna: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag, 2013).

The 2017 call for nominations is open with a deadline of 17 November 2017. Details on the nomination process can be found here: