This summer I was awarded a Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship by the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies to take an intensive two-month Czech language course at Charles University in Prague. The course was extremely helpful for me, as a heritage speaker, to round out my knowledge of Czech. Through the course I also got to know a number of other scholars interested in Czech studies from a number of different disciplines. Additionally, while abroad I had the opportunity to forge connections with the music theory community in the Czech Republic. Through discussions with Czech theorists I gained a perspective for how music theory in the Czech Republic was shaped by both its early 20th century authors in music theory and its more general political history, distinguishing it from both the United States and Germany.
The 2017 Summer FLAS Prague class.
Kája Lill is a second-year PhD student in music theory. His interests include 20th century music and the history of music theory in early 20th century Central Europe.
Careers Beyond the University Workshop – November 02, 2020
First Meeting of SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group – October 28, 2020
General Assembly Fall 2020 – October 02, 2020
SMR Beginning-of-Year "BBQ" – August 31, 2020
Lisa Decenteceo gives dissertation presentation – August 13, 2020
Carlos Pérez Tabares presents at Music Theory Midwest – July 21, 2020
Dorian Mueller (virtually) presents at MaMI – May 31, 2020