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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.

past news

September 2017
March 2014

U-M UpstART Festival Begins 03/31/2014

Students Present "Wall-to-Wall Theatre Festival" 03/27/2014

First-Ever SMTD Chamber Music Competition Launches April 5 03/27/2014

Doctoral Fellow Named MTNA Distinguished Composer of the Year 03/26/2014

Theatre Student Lands Major TV Role 03/25/2014

Elizabeth Batiuk (ethnomusicology) has been chosen as a fellow at the Sweetland/Rackham Dissertation Writing Institute for spring 2014 and James McNally (ethnomusicology) received a summer and academic year FLAS for the study of Portuguese.    03/17/2014

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
August 2013

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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August 2011
June 2011
Current Student News
DMA Piano Students Perform with Ann Arbor Symphony more
2018 SMTD Concerto Competition Winners Announcedmore
Two musical theatre students perform with New York Philharmonicmore

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