C.B. Oldman award

The C.B. Oldman prize is an annual award of £300 for an outstanding work of music bibliography, music reference or music librarianship by an author resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. Items published in a given year should be considered the following year for the prize two years hence.

Nominations may be made by IAML (UK & Irl) members and any interested parties, including publishers.

The members of the C.B. Oldman Prize Committee are listed under Committees and Working Groups.

The committee reserves the right not to award the prize in any one year. 

The 2015 prize was awarded to Graham Johnson for: Franz Schubert : the complete songs (New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014). ISBN 9780300112672.

Previous winners of the award.

Terms and conditions

  • The Oldman Prize is awarded to an author or joint authors of a work deemed to have made a significant contribition in the area of music bibliography or musicology in the year prior to its being awarded.
  • The recipient of the prize must be resident in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland during the year of entry.
  • Publication of the material during or within the previous five years does not preclude entry.
  • All entries must be submitted by the published closing date.
  • The prize will be presented each year to the winner at the Annual General Meeting of the IAML (UK & Irl) Branch, by representatives of IAML (UK & Irl) and The Music Libraries Trust.
  • A copy of the winning work will be retained in the IAML (UK & Irl) Library