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Musicology News, 2008-09

Summer 2009

  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives a grant from CUA to conduct research in Prague and Vienna, which he undertakes in July and August.
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver travels to Milan to present a paper at the conference, "La musica e il sacro: XV Convegno internazionale sul Barocco padano," held by the Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi of Como on July 14-16.  The title of his paper is "Giorgio Rolla's Teatro musicale (1649) as an (Unintentional) Contribution to the Public Image of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III."

Spring 2009

  • The CUA Opera Theater's production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, produced by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver as part of the "Poppea Project," is favorably reviewed in the Washington Post on April 20 by Joan Reinthaler, who writes, "The result of all this scholarship was coherent and powerful ... because a whole menagerie of personalities and their relationships came across with such dramatic credibility."
  • Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and MA student Katerina Lichtenwalter are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
  • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music held at the Eastman School of Music on April 23-26, for which he is a finalist for the Irene Alm Prize for best student paper.  The title of his paper is "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël Jesous Ahatonnia."
  • Caitlin Miller, M.A./M.S.L.S. Alumna (2008), is hired as a full-time reference librarian in the Performing Arts Reading Room of the Library of Congress.

Fall 2008

  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society on October 11.  The title of his paper is "Battling Romantic and Modernist Phantoms: Strauss's Don Quixote and the Conflicting Demands of Musical Modernism."
  • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell travels to Fiesole, Italy to present a paper at the conference, "The Jesuits and Music: Scholarship, Patronage, and Performance," held by Georgetown University and the Villa Le Balze on August 29-September 2.  The title of his paper is "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël Jesous Ahatonnia."
  • Matthew D. Morrison, M.A. Alumnus (2008), matriculates in the Ph.D. program at Columbia University. 

  

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