carr-revellUNCG Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology, Dr. Revell Carr, was awarded the Alan P. Merriam Prize for outstanding book for 2014-2015 from the Society for Ethnomusicology, and their annual meeting in Austin, TX, Dec. 5. Carr’s book, Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels, is a historical study of the musical interactions between native Hawaiians and American sailors during the nineteenth century. Published in 2014, it was the first book in the University of Illinois Press’ venerable Music in American Life series to discuss the music of Hawai‘i. The Alan P. Merriam Prize, has been awarded every year since 1995 to recognize “the most distinguished, published, English-language monograph, in the field of ethnomusicology,” and is considered the Society for Ethnomusicology’s most prestigious prize. In presenting the award, former Society president Dr. Harris Berger said that the book has “a contemporary resonance and significance that will interest scholars for years to come… The subtle treatment of original sources and penetrating interpretations give this book a kind of resonance that only comes in the best social histories… Hawaiian Music in Motion is a powerful and important contribution to the field of ethnomusicology and one richly deserving the Alan Merriam Prize.”