Earlier this week, several SMR members braved snowy conditions and took the opportunity afforded by Winter Break to meet at Ypsilanti coffee and tap house Cultivate and get some work done in inspirational and enjoyable company. Photo: Productivity in human form (credit: Anna Rose Nelson).
Last weekend, Ho Chak Law raced in the Chicago Marathon. He finished in a personal best of 2:58.10, placing him in the top 150 runners in a rather competitive age bracket (see below for results). This time qualifies him to run other marathons, including the Boston. But don’t bother looking for Ho Chak training around … Continue reading U-M Ethnomusicology Represents at the 2017 Chicago Marathon
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 … Continue reading Summer in Prague
Last month I went to the Brooklyn Museum for the 30th Anniversary of the Bang on a Can Marathon, an annual new music marathon concert which is the main activity of the Bang on a Can musical group. I sat behind the amazing Pulitzer-Prize winning composer–singer–violist Caroline Shaw, who later took to the stage to … Continue reading Caroline Shaw at Bang on a Can Marathon 2017
I spent six glorious weeks in what at times seems like a terrestrial civitas Dei—Toronto, of course—studying medieval Latin at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. In addition to grinding through a variety of texts with a variety of provenances, we also…
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 Kája Lill received his M.A. in music theory … Continue reading Germany and the Czech Republic