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Musicology News, 2007-08

Summer 2008

  • Janet McKinney, M.A./M.S.L.S. student, is selected as a Junior Fellow Intern at the Library of Congress.
  • Matthew Morrison, M.A. Alumnus, is selected as the first Summer Publications Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Spring 2008

  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is promoted from Associate Professor to Ordinary Professor.
  • Ph.D. Candidate Lars Helgert passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
  • In a rare sweep, all three finalists for the Lowens Award for student research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society are CUA students: Ph.D. students Lars Helgert and Karen Uslin, and M.A./M.S.L.S. student Caitlin Miller.  The award, given at the Spring Meeting on April 12, goes to Caitlin Miller for her paper, "The Madrigals of Maddalena Casulana: Music According to the Male Model?"
  • Ph.D. student Karen Uslin is elected as Student Representative of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
  • Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk gives a paper at the Boston University Music Society (BUMS) Graduate Student Conference in Musicology, "Music in America," on April 12. The title of her paper is "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts and the Turbulent 1960s."
  • Ph.D. student Karen Uslin wins the student prize for a paper she presents at the Spring 2008 SuperRegional Conference of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the College Music Society on April 3-5 at Gettysburg College.  The title of her winning paper is "Ainadamar: Golijov's Vision of Federico García Lorca."
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the edition, Giovanni Felice Sances, Motetti a 2, 3, 4, e cinque voci (1642), Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era 148 (Middleton, WI: A-R Editions).


Fall 2007

  • M.A. student Matthew Morrison receives a grant from the Eileen Southern Travel Fund to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society.
  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff gives a paper and participates in a roundtable discussion at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society on September 29.  The title of his paper is "Renaissance, Colonial, Neo-Hispanic, or Other? Sixteenth-Century Music in Early Colonial Mexico."
  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff returns from his year-long sabbatical during the 2006-07 school year. While on sabbatical, he published Matins for the Dead in Sixteenth-Century Colonial Mexico: Mexico City Cathedral 3 and Puebla Cathedral 3 (Ottawa: Institute of Medieval Music, 2007).


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