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Musicology News, 2010-11

Summer 2011

  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article, "The Rhetoric of Interruption in Giovanni Felice Sances's 'Motetti a voce sola' (1638)," Schütz-Jahrbuch 32 (2010): 127-47.
  • Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Stilwell receives a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego to fund travel to Europe for his dissertation research.
  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff publishes the essay "The Big Sombrero, Dead Professors, and Chant Sources: Aspects of Salamantine Tradition" in Cathedral, City and Cloister: Essays on Manuscripts, Music and Art in Old and New Worlds (Ottawa: Institute of Medieval Music, 2011).
  • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.
  • Undergraduate music history major Rachel McNellis is selected as a full-time summer intern in the Division of the Senior Historian of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

 

Spring 2011

  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is a featured guest speaker at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, an event co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literature and the Center for Iberian Music.
  • Ph.D. candidate Angeline Smith wins the Lowens Award for Student Research at the Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, April 2. The title of her winning paper is "Wohin? Toward Rediscovering Forgotten Attributes of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin Through Well-Temperament Analysis.” M.M. student Chris Bowen is also a finalist for the award.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Christina Taylor Gibson is elected chair of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
  • Laura Yust, M.A. student (and cataloguer at the Library Congress), gives a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association in Philadelphia on March 9, speaking about "Identifying Works" on an all-day session titled "Resource Description and Access: A Hands-On Interaction."
  • Ph.D. candidate Ken Stilwell receives a grant from the Cosmos Club Foundation for work on an independent research project titled "Sacred Song: Jesuit Missionaries and the Huron, Mohawk, and Abenaki."

 

Fall 2010

  • Ph.D. candidate Nelson Nino passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
  • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff publishes a review of Geoffrey Baker, Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco (Durham: Duke University Press, 2008) in the Journal of the American Musicological Society 63 (2010): 652-58.
  • M.M. Student Christopher Bowen receives a grant from the Eileen Southern Travel Fund to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society.
  • M.A./M.S.L.S. student Joseph Wilson and M.A. student Ben LaPrairie are cast in the CUA Opera Theatre's production of Mozart's Magic Flute, as Tamino and the Speaker respectively.
  • M.A./M.S.L.S. student Thad Garrett is hired as the Music Library Assistant.
  • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson joins the musicology faculty as a full-time visiting professor.

 

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