U-M Ethnomusicology Represents at the 2017 Chicago Marathon


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

Summer in Prague


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

Caroline Shaw at Bang on a Can Marathon 2017


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

Germany and the Czech Republic


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