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Richard Crawford 80th Birthday Wishes

Richard CrawfordFounding member Richard Crawford turns 80 on May 12, 2015, and the SAM Development Committee invites members to mark this milestone with a donation of $80 or $800 gift to the Richard Crawford Fund. 

This fund seeks to recognize Rich’s ground-breaking career, his influential publications on American music, his shaping of the discipline for over forty years, and his service as founding Editor-in-Chief of Music of the United States (MUSA), a pioneering series of scholarly editions. As of May 2015, twenty-five of the projected forty MUSA volumes have been published.  In addition to his landmark publications on figures as diverse as Andrew Law, William Billings, and George Gershwin, Rich has played a key role in shaping how today’s scholars treat the importance of musical performance, the role of musical institutions, and the impact of economic forces on the development of America’s musical life.

When fully endowed, the Richard Crawford Fund will create an annual fellowship to support research by editors of volumes in the MUSA series. Please join us in wishing Rich a very Happy 80th Birthday by helping to complete this fund in his honor!

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