The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Velia Ivanova, who on May 24, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "The Musical Heritage of Incarceration: The Curation, Dissemination, and Management of the Lomax Collection Prison Songs.”
Dr. Anne Levitsky (GSAS '18) has been appointed Lecturer in Music at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She will be teaching in their Interdisciplinary Centre for Western Civilisation while also working with students and other faculty in the School of Music.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Maria Fantinato Geo de Siqueira, who on May 21, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Resonances of Land: silence, noise and extractivism in the Brazilian Amazon."
Jessie Cox and Dr. Samuel Yulsman (DMA 2021) have published an article in Critical Studies in Improvisation entitled "Listening through Webs for/of Creole Improvisation: Weaving Music II as a Case Study."
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Mario Cancel-Bigay, who on May 17, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Ethnomusicology entitled "Sounds that Fall Through the Cracks, and Other Silences and Acts of Love: Decoloniality and Anticolonialism in Puerto Rican 'Nueva Canción' and 'Chanson Québécoise.'"
Congratulations to Qingfan Jiang for her appointment as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Tom Smith, who on May 12, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology entitled "Hearing with American Law: On Music as Evidence and Offense in the Age of Mass Incarceration."
Russell O'Rourke (GSAS '20, Historical Musicology) has been awarded a four-month postdoctoral scholarship (Postdoc-Stipendium) by the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Michael Weinstein-Reiman, who on May 10, 2021 successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in Music Theory entitled "Touch and Modernity in French Keyboard Pedagogy, 1715-1915."
We invite you to read about their accomplishments and hear selected performances in the Spring '21 newsletter, found inside.
Beginning in June 2021, Emily will be a postdoc at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, appointed to the project Polyvocal Interpretations of Contested Colonial Heritage (PICCH).
Mario Cancel-Bigay and Bill Dougherty have both been selected for Early Career Fellowships by the Department of Music.
Mario Cancel-Bigay is one of two winners for the Graduate Student Core Preceptor Award for the work he did teaching Contemporary Civilization this year.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Bill Dougherty, who successfully defended his DMA dissertation in Music Composition titled "Imagining Together: Èliane Radigue’s Collaborative Creative Process" on April 26, 2021.
Professor Julia Doe has contributed two chapters to a new interdisciplinary collection on French lyric theater: "Histoire de l’opéra français du Roi-Soleil à la Révolution," edited by Hervé Lacombe and published by Éditions Fayard.
The Department warmly congratulates Dr. Qingfan Jiang, who on April 16, 2021 successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in Historical Musicology.
Paula Clare Harper (GSAS '19, Historical Musicology), formerly a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the new Assistant Professor of Musicology in the Glenn Korff School of Music at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.