Recently, SMR member Lena Leson gave her dissertation presentation, one of the final steps before defense. Not to be undone by coronavirus-related social-distancing measures, Lena delivered the presentation electronically. Please see below for dissertation title and abstract! Making Balanchine an American Modernist: Cold War Aesthetics and Franco-Russian Practices in the Ballets of George Balanchine Among … Continue reading Lena Leson gives dissertation presentation
Earlier this week, Patricia Moss successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Interpreting Race and Difference in the Operas of Richard Strauss” (abstract below), before a raptly attentive audience. Congratulations, Patricia, and all the best on final revisions! Interpreting Race and Difference in the Operas of Richard Strauss After World War II, Richard Strauss’s life and compositions … Continue reading Patricia Moss defends dissertation
Earlier this week, SMR member Kristen Clough successfully defended her dissertation, entitled “Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth Republic Opera, 1945–1958” (abstract below). Congratulations, Kristen, and all the best with final revisions! Opera in Crisis? Reinterpreting and Revealing the Cultural and Political Impact of French Fourth Republic … Continue reading Kristen Clough defends dissertation
Earlier this year, SMR member Lena Leson received a Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship to conduct research in the special collections of the University of Chicago. (For the University of Chicago’s announcement, see here.) Congratulations, Lena!
Recently, Elizabeth McLain was offered a position as Instructor of Musicology at Virginia Tech, where she herself completed her undergraduate training (you can read her new bio here). Congratulations, Elizabeth! Virginia is lucky to have you (back!).
Recently, SMR alumna Anne Heminger accepted a position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Tampa. Congratulations, Anne! We’re sorry to see you go but excited for this next chapter.