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.
SMR hosts Research Showcase – September 29, 2023
SMR Welcome BBQ at County Farm Park – September 22, 2023
Anna Rose Nelson defends dissertation – August 04, 2023
Dorian Mueller defends dissertation – July 28, 2023
SMR Members Present at IASPM 2023 – July 17, 2023
SMR Winter General Assembly – May 04, 2023
SMR Hosts End-of-Year BBQ – April 28, 2023
Sinaboro's Field Trip to Chicago over Spring Break – March 10, 2023