I didn't get to attend in 2014, but I did at least see the schedule and am aware that there was a presentation listed by Christopher J. Smith. Have not seen any chatter about it here, though I may just not have used the right terms in my search. Anyway, the Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music is a big deal, and his book won it. I got this announcement from the publisher today:
Sorry if the illustration goes as black as what I'm seeing before I upload it. Anyway I mainly wanted to share the announcement, not the picture of the book cover.