Koizumi Fumio Prize for Ethnomusicology

      The trust was established by KOIZUMI Mieko, widow of Professor KOIZUMI Fumio (1927-83), on October 11, 1989, to commemorate her husband's lifelong devotion to ethnomusicology and to honour individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to this field. This prize is to be awarded each April 4, the date of KOIZUMI Fumio's birthday. The recipient is to receive an award certificate in addition to the prize money.
      Up to now, 33 individuals and 3 groups were awarded this prize

Record of past awards
(Affiliation and position are those at the time of the award.)

1st Annual (1989) Koizumi Fumio Prize
2nd Annual (1990) Koizumi Fumio Prize
3rd Annual (1991) Koizumi Fumio Prize
4th Annual (1992) Koizumi Fumio Prize
5th Annual (1993) Koizumi Fumio Prize
6th Annual (1994) Koizumi Fumio Prize
7th Annual (1995) Koizumi Fumio Prize
8th Annual (1996) Koizumi Fumio Prize
9th Annual (1997) Koizumi Fumio Prize
10th Annual (1998) Koizumi Fumio Prize
11th Annual (1999) Koizumi Fumio Prize
12th Annual (2000) Koizumi Fumio Prize
13th Annual (2001) Koizumi Fumio Prize
14th Annual (2002) Koizumi Fumio Prize
15th Annual (2003) Koizumi Fumio Prize
16th Annual (2004) Koizumi Fumio Prize
17th Annual (2005) Koizumi Fumio Prize
18th Annual (2006) Koizumi Fumio Prize
19th Annual (2007) Koizumi Fumio Prize
20th Annual (2008) Koizumi Fumio Prize
21st Annual (2009) Koizumi Fumio Prize
22nd Annual (2010) Koizumi Fumio Prize
23rd Annual (2011) Koizumi Fumio Prize
24th Annual (2012) Koizumi Fumio Prize
25th Annual (2013) Koizumi Fumio Prize


1st Annual (1989) Koizumi Fumio Prize


John BLACKING
(Professor emeritus, Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom)

In recognition of his achievements in research in ethnomusicology and activities in international education.

Ethnomusicology Research Group of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku
(Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)
represented by KOSHIBA Harumi

In recognition of the groups' transcription, documentation and musical analysis in Nippon min'y��スエ taikan, Yaeyama shot��スエ hen ("Anthology of Japanese folksongs: Yaeyama Archipelago")


2nd Annual (1990) Koizumi Fumio Prize


T��嚠I Suenobu
(Lecturer, Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology,
University of California, Los Angeles, performer of gagaku, Japanese court music)

In recognition of his activities in the overseas dissemination of gagaku over the past 25 years.

Kunitachi Ongaku Daigaku Gakkigaku Shiry��スエkan
(Collection for Organology, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo)
represented by GUNJI Sumi

In recognition of the organization's contribution to developments in ethnomusicology and publication of the results of research.


3rd Annual (1991) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Jos��スゥ Maceda
(Professor emeritus, University of the Philippines)

In recognition of his pioneering research in Southeast Asian musics and his enduring efforts to introduce the characteristics of this musical area to the world.

INOBE Kiyoshi
(Professor, Osaka College of Music)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of theatrical music of Japan through his own structural research in puppet theatre as well as his formation of research networks.


4th Annual (1992) Koizumi Fumio Prize


William P. Malm
(Professor, University of Michigan)

In recognition of his achievement in ethnomusicological study of Japanese music.


NAKAGAWA Shin
(Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)

In recognition of his musicological research on sonic environment.


5th Annual (1993) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Bruno Nettl
(Professor emeritus, University of Illinois)

In recognition of his achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology.


6th Annual (1994) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Tran Van Khe
(Professor emeritus, Universit��スゥ de Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV;
director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of Vietnamese music as well as his achievements in education of ethnomusicology.


7th Annual (1995) Koizumi Fumio Prize


HUANG Xiangpeng
(Professor, Former director, the Music Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Arts)

In recognition of his contribution to development of ethnomusicology through historical study in Chinese music.


8th Annual (1996) Koizumi Fumio Prize


TANIMOTO Kazuyuki
(Professor, Director, Hokkaido Ainu Culture Research Center)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of the circumpolar music cultures including that of the Ainu people.


9th Annual (1997) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Jean-Jacques Nattiez
(Professor, Universit��スゥ de Montr��スゥal)

In recognition of his achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology and musical semiology.


10th Annual (1998) Koizumi Fumio Prize


TOKUMARU Yosihiko (Professor, Ochanomizu University)
and YAMAGUTI Osamu (Professor, Osaka University)

In recognition of their achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology, in particular of their contribution toward restoration of the court music tradition of Vietnam.


11th Annual (1999) Koizumi Fumio Prize


FUJII Tomoaki
(Professor, Associate director, The Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, Chubu University)

In recognition of his extensive field research in Asian musics and its dissemination through audiovisual media.


12th Annual (2000) Koizumi Fumio Prize


MAMIYA Michio
(Professor, Toho Gakuen School of Music, composer)

For his support of musicological research and promotion of traditional musics of the world through his long years of creative activity.


13th Annual (2001) Koizumi Fumio Prize


KAWADA Junz��スエ
(Professor, Hiroshima City University)

In recognition of his efforts to construct a bridge between cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology through detailed study of sonic culture of the world.


14th Annual (2002) Koizumi Fumio Prize


TUKITANI Tuneko
(Professor, Osaka University of Arts)

For her outstanding contribution to research on syakuhati music.


15th Annual (2003) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Steven Feld
(Professor, University of New Mexico)

For his long-term contributions to ethnomusicological studies in symbolic systems.


16th Annual (2004) Koizumi Fumio Prize


YAMADA Y��スエichi
(Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)

For his contribution to ethnomusicology by theorizing his long multifarious fieldworks in Papua New Guinea.


17th Annual (2005) Koizumi Fumio Prize


I Made Bandem
(Professor, Director, Indonesian Institute of the Arts 遯カイ􅲓 Yogyakarta)

For the contribution to ethnomusicology in terms of his outstanding research on performing arts of Indonesia.


18th Annual (2006) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Krister Malm
(Professor, Gothenburg University)

In recognition of his achievements in research and activities in international organizations and networks in ethnomusicology.


19th Annual (2007) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Yuri Sheykin
(Professor, Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts)

In recognition of his extensive field research in music of Northern Eurasian peoples, in particular, for his achievements to reveal the characteristics of the music of indigenous peoples of Far Eastern Siberia through the relationship between music and ritual (shamanism).

Gerald Groemer
(Professor, University of Yamanashi)

For the study of Japanese folk music, in particular genres of the social periphery such as Tsugaru-jamisen and the songs of goze (blind female musicians), through the combined use of historical sources and musical analysis.


20th Annual (2008) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Simha Arom
(Directeur de recherche ��スゥm��スゥrite au Centre national de recherches scientifiques)

In recognition of his long standing research on African music, especially his creative research on African polyphonies and polyrhythms and his efforts to establish rigid methodologies in ethnomusicology.

GAM���􅲓 Satoaki
(Emeritus researcher, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties�ス蜊ヲokyo)

In recognition of his long standing research on all the genres of Japanese music, especially his leading efforts to found methodologies in synthetic investigation on the basis of thorough examination of bibliographical, iconographical and orally transmitted materials.


21st Annual (2009) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Barbara Barnard Smith
(Professor emerita, University of Hawai遯カ莠􅲓 at M��シスoa)

In recognition of her long-term contributions through research and education to the knowledge and understanding of the musics and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific in both academic and lay communities.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Prof. Smith was not able to attend the award ceremony.
Prof. Christine Yano, University of Hawai遯カ莠􅲓 at M��シスoa received
a testimonial on her behalf from Prof. EBISAWA Bin, commissioner.
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)
Prof. YAMAGUTI Osamu read Prof. Smith遯カ蜀ア paper on her behalf.
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)


Joseph Jordania
(Honorary fellow, University of Melbourne, Professor, Head of the Foreign Department of the International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony at Tbilisi State Conservatory)

In recognition of his contribution to systematic analysis of folk polyphonies of the world, proposing a new model for the origins of traditional choral singing in a broad context of human evolution.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Professor Joseph Jordania receiving his testimonial
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)
Professor Joseph Jordania giving a prize lecture
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)


22nd Annual (2010) Koizumi Fumio Prize


SHEN Qia
(Professor, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing)

In recognition of his achievements in musical morphology as well as in promoting networks of ethnomusicological research and education among different geographical regions.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Prof. Shen was not able to attend the award ceremony. Prof. YAMAGUTI Osamu
received a testimonial on his behalf from Prof. EBISAWA Bin, commissioner.
Prof. YAMAGUTI Osamu read Prof. Shen遯カ蜀ア paper on his behalf.


Charles Keil
(Professor Emeritus, Department of American Studies, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

In recognition of his efforts to enlarge the realm of ethnomusicology by advocating applied sociomusicology, echology and groovology, while building practical bridges from these disciplines to educational programs for children.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Professor Charles Keil receiving his testimonialProfessor Charles Keil giving a prize lecture


23rd Annual (2011) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Izaly Zemtsovsky
(Former Visiting Professor, Music & Slavic Depts., Stanford University)

In recognition of his contribution to elucidation of fundamental concepts about music in oral traditions as well as of his publications concerning extensive information of Soviet ethnomusicology.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Professor Izaly Zemtsovsky receiving his testimonialProfessor Izaly Zemtsovsky giving a prize lecture


LEE Bo-Hyung
(President, The Society for Korean Discology)

In recognition of his contribution to promoting remarkably the development of Korean music studies through an intensive field research of such Korean folk music genres as p遯カ蜈ョnsori, pungmul, folksongs and shamanistic music.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Mr. Lee Bo-Hyung receiving his testimonialMr. Lee Bo-Hyung giving a prize lecture


24th Annual (2012) Koizumi Fumio Prize


R. Murray Schafer
(Professor, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto - The Glenn Gould School, composer)

In recognition of his contribution to establishing a concept of soundscape and providing the new perspective of ethnomusicology through investigating sound environments from the viewpoint of culture.


25th Annual (2013) Koizumi Fumio Prize


Robert Garfias
(Professor, University of California, Irvine)

For his long-term contribution to ethnomusicology as a pioneer of research in regional music cultures from a global perspective, starting from gagaku studies.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Professor Robert Garfias receiving his testimonialProfessor Robert Garfias giving a prize lecture

Opera Theater Konnyakuza

In recognition of the theater's achievement in pursuing possibilities of opera creation in Japanese, and persistent presentation of its fruitful results through excellent practices.
Prize Lecture (full text)      Introducing and Achievements

Ms. HAGI Kyoko (delegate of the Opera theatre Konnyakuza) receiving her testimonialMs. HAGI Kyoko giving a prize lecture


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