Professor and Music Department Chair Dr. Anne Rasmussen was awarded the Alan Merriam Prize Honorable Mention for her book Women, the Recited Qur’an, and Islamic Music in Indonesia, published by the University of California Press in 2010. The Merriam Prize named after Alan Merriam, one of the most significant thinkers in the field of ethnomusicology, is awarded annually to "recognize the most distinguished, published English-language monograph in the field of ethnomusicology." This year, a record, forty-three books were considered for the prize. Martin Stokes was the recipient of the prize and two additional authors, Anne K. Rasmussen and Henry Spiller were awarded the an honorable mention.
A complete list of the authors who have won the Merriam Prize and Merriam Prize Honorable Mention may be viewed on the website for the Society for Ethnomusicology: