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Student Receives Handel Institute Research Grant


Alison DeSimone, a doctoral candidate in musicology, has just been named a 2011 recipient of the Handel Institute Research Grant, awarded by The Handel Institute of the United Kingdom.

Earlier this fall, DeSimone was awarded the Walter L. Arnstein prize for best graduate student paper given at the 2011 Midwest Conference on British Studies.  Her research in the U.K. is supported by an Overseas Doctoral Fellowship from the Institute of Musical Research at the School of Advanced Study of The University of London, as well as a Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant and a Rackham International Research Award.  

DeSimone was awarded the 2011 J. Merrill Knapp Research Fellowship by The American Handel Society, and the 2011 Leland Fox Award from the National Opera Association for the best scholarly paper on an opera topic.  Her early research was supported by a summer research grant from the U-M program in medieval and early modern studies; in 2010-11 she was awarded the Louise E. Cuyler Prize in Musicology at U-M, and (with Prof. Louise K. Stein) was mentored through a Distinguished Research Partnership from the Rackham Graduate School.

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Musicology graduate student Elizabeth McLain has been awarded a prestigious Lurcy Fellowship for research in France during the 2014-2015 academic year.   03/14/2014

December 2013

SMTD students Zoe Kumagai, Stephanie Aboukasm, and Adam DesJardins are among students profiled in an LSA article about the "Michigan in Washington" program, in which students intern at various Washington, DC organizations and businesses, including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Kennedy Center, and the Washington Performing Arts Society.    12/10/2013

October 2013
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Evan Zegiel, a sophomore who studies with Fritz Kaenzig, was the First Place winner in the Tuba Student division of the 2013 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival.     08/21/2013

July 2013

Professor Ashley Lucas and three Theatre & Drama students are engaged in an intensive exchange program with UniRio in Rio de Janiero, Brazil this summer, where they are blogging about their experiences in UniRio's prison arts program and more.   07/12/2013

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