The Delian Society Awards Program
During the annual Delian Games (1 May to 31 May), a limited number of the awards listed below are conferred on individuals who are not members of the Society at the time of nomination. Any appropriate award may be conferred on a chosen individual in a given year, but normally only one award is given to that individual per year.
Members of a volunteer awards committee, composed of at least two members of the Order of the Cynthian Palm, may nominate individuals for the various awards. All nominations that go unopposed by members of the OCP after a period of four weeks will be accepted. Any contested nomination will be decided by a majority vote of the Ladies and Knights.
Those submitting nominations are asked to provide the following information:
Please do not submit copyrighted materials without the copyright owner's permission. Upon acceptance, this information will be published online on the Delian Society web site.
Awards recipients are not required to become members or to give formal notice of acceptance. The nominee will be notified either through mail or e-mail of the award and will receive a personalized certificate. In recognition of his/her achievements, s/he will be entered in the online Delian Hall of Honor and will be entitled to display the appropriate Delian Society seal or medallion on his/her own web pages:
Cabinet of Seals and Medals
A Listing of Awards Conferred by the Delian Society
The Golden Laurel
An honorary award conferred on outstanding living composers, performers, scholars, and other individuals whose work illuminates the close creative relationship that exists between tonal music of the past and present.
Seal for the Golden Laurel Award
Seal for Honorary Awards Below
Awards for New Tonal Music Composition
The Apollo – for an outstanding composer of new tonal music in the following categories: chamber music, concerto, instrumental solo, orchestral music (including symphony), and electronic media.
The Erato – for an outstanding musical composition for stringed instruments.
The Euterpe – for an outstanding composition for wind and brass instruments.
The Eurydice – for an outstanding new work in a traditional style.
The Hippocrene – for an outstanding new setting of traditional verse in a tonal idiom.
The Melpomene – for an outstanding contribution to tonal dramatic music.
The Polyhymnia – for an outstanding contribution to vocal or choral literature.
The Terpsichore – for outstanding use of percussion instruments in a new tonal musical score.
Awards for Performance of New Tonal Music
The Calliope – for outstanding computer-assisted performance of new tonal music.
The Orpheus – for outstanding solo performance of new tonal music. May be accorded to soloists in any musical genre.
The Pierides – for an outstanding ensemble performance of new tonal music. May be accorded to all kinds of ensembles consisting of two or more instrumentalists and/or singers.
Awards for Scholars of New Tonal Music
The Clio – for outstanding contributions to the study of tonal music history.
The Delphi – for outstanding contributions to tonal music theory.
The Mnemosyne – for outstanding contributions to the study of tonal music.
The Phoebus – for illuminating the relationship between tonal music and the arts and sciences.
The Urania– for tonal music education.
The Artemis – for outstanding critical support of new tonal music.
The Golden Lyra – for music journalism illuminating the significance of new tonal music.
The Pegasus – for an outstanding new literary text set to tonal music.
The Python – for the worst music critic.
The Asclepius – for the application of music in healing.
The Daphne – for outstanding contributions to tonal music by a woman.
The Hyacinthus – for an outstanding new tonal score by a student composer.
The Leto – for outstanding support of the Delian Society.
The Musagetes – for outstanding projects involving tonal music and one or more other arts.
The Paean – for outstanding arrangement or orchestration of a tonal musical score.
The Parnassus – for an outstanding new tonal score concerned with the natural environment.
The Pythia – for an outstanding new tonal score by a minority composer.
The Thalia – for outstanding tonal musical humor in any medium.
Awards for Various Distinctions
The Aganippe – for outstanding typesetting of a new tonal score.
The Castalia – for outstanding recording of a new tonal score.
The Helicon – for outstanding design of a new tonal score.
Membership and Links
New members of the Delian Society are usually invited to join by existing members, but individuals are welcome to enroll without prior invitation. A simple statement of acceptance with the following information is the only formal requirement: the new member's full name, occupation(s), city and nation of residency, e-mail or mailing address, and web site URL (when applicable). New members are also asked to include a brief statement about their musical style(s); a concise description of their current musical activities and interests; a link to a short original composition or performance available online (when applicable); and additional URLs of interest (e.g., agents, publishers, and recording companies).
All are encouraged to subscribe to the Society's electronic mailing list in order to maximize the benefits of membership. (Mutually consenting members who wish to give and receive critiques are asked to do so through private correspondence and not directly in any of the Society's public forums.) If you have not already done so, you will need to establish a Yahoo account in order to participate. There is no cost for this service. (Please remember to keep a record of your user name and password in a readily accessible place.) The Delian Society home page can be reached by clicking the first link below:
The views expressed in this document, elsewhere on the Delian Society web pages, and by individual members of the Delian Society are not necessarily those of the Delian Society as a whole. Our membership is extremely diverse, as is to be expected of a body that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin, political affiliation, or marital status.