This summer, my wife and I spent two months in Dresden studying German at the Goethe Institute on a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Before returning to the United States, I also spent some time at the Janáček Archives in Brno, Czech Republic.
Kája Lill received his M.A. in music theory from the University of North Texas in 2015, and his B.A. from Grand Valley State University in 2013. His paper, “Serial Organization in Krzysztof Penderecki’s Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima: Rotation, Multiplication, and Contour” won the Colvin Student Paper Award at the 2015 Texas Society of Music Theory Meeting in El Paso. His current research includes translating and interpreting Leoš Janáček’s writings in music theory.