Alison De Simone (MEMS alum, Musicology Ph.D. 2013, now at University of Missouri-Kansas City) was recently recognized at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society. The official announcement runs:

"The members of the Ruth Solie Prize Committee were pleased to announce today at the AMS-San Antonio NABMSA business meeting that the 2018 Ruth Solie Prize for Outstanding  Article on British Music is awarded to Alison De Simone for her article "'Equally Charming, Equally Too Great': Female Rivalry, Politics, and Opera in Early Eighteenth-Century London," published in volume 12 of the journal Early Modern Women. The Committee commends Dr. De Simone especially for her first-class musicological scholarship, interdisciplinary fluency, engaging writing, and the originality and scope of her research inquiry.”