I was awarded a Fulbright for the 2017–18 academic year to research D.D. Shostakovich’s sketches of his 24 Preludes and Fugues, op. 87. This project has allowed me to work in three archives in Moscow: the Shostakovich Archive, the Glinka Museum, and the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art (RGALI). In addition to the Fulbright, I was awarded a Critical Language Enhancement Award (CLEA) grant to continue to study Russian. This opportunity will allow me to work closely with notable scholars Levon Hakopian and Philip Ewell, as well as to exchange my ideas with fellow Russian and Eastern European researchers in various institutions across Moscow.