2012 Musicology Department Awards and Accomplishments

Students and Recent Graduates

Alexander Cannon (Ethnomusicology) has accepted a position at Western Michigan University beginning in Fall 2012.

Abby Anderton (Historical Musicology) successfully defended her dissertation entitled “‘In den Ruinen der alten Philharmonie’: Classical Music, Propaganda, and the American Cultural Agenda in West Berlin (1945-1961).”

J. Ryan Bodiford (Ethnomusicology) has received a Rackham International Research Award, an Institute of International Education (IIE) Graduate Fellowship, and a Rackham Humanities Research Fellowship for fieldwork in Chile.

Jesse Johnston (Ethnomusicology) will be teaching a graduate seminar at the University of Michigan during Fall 2012.

Laura Kennedy (Historical Musicology) accepted a tenure-track position at Furman University beginning in Fall 2012.

Yona Stamatis (Ethnomusicology) has accepted a tenure-track position in the University of Illinois, Springfield and will begin teaching in Fall 2012.


Louise K. Stein has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College and University Teachers (awarded for use in 2012-13) for her project “Opera and the Transformation of Public Life in Naples under the Marquis del Carpio, 1683-1687.” Stein was elected a senior fellow in the Michigan Society of Fellows. She is also Faculty Advisor to the LSA Music program, active in the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, and a faculty affiliate in Romance Language and Literatures.