A subgroup of SMR went apple picking during the first weekend of October at Erwin Orchards in South Lyon, Michigan. The weather was beautiful and the fresh apple cider doughnuts and ice cream sundaes were even more so! A quick excursion to Witch’s Hat brewery was the perfect way to top off the afternoon. … Continue reading Apple Picking at Erwin Orchards
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
While in Oxford, I examined a number of printed materials: devotional books such as Books of Hours (called ‘primers’ in England) and volumes of metrical Psalms, single-sheet broadside ballads, and Protestant and Catholic liturgical books
Greetings! We’re delighted to serve the Society for Music Research at the University of Michigan (SMR) as co-chairs for the 2016–17 academic year. Last year—our first!—was a resounding success: we established ourselves as an organization; strengthened our community through social events; furthered our professional development with paper presentations, pedagogy workshops, and reading groups; and hosted … Continue reading A Message from the Co-Chairs
“A rare spotting of two musicologists out in the wild…fascinating!” – Peacock.