Lena Leson is a candidate in historical musicology at the University of Michigan. Her dissertation explores the Cold War politics of George Balanchine’s American ballets, and draws on her interest in the cultural politics of music and dance as well as 20th-century music for ballet in the United States, Europe, and Russia. She has presented her research at the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Teaching Music History Conference, and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Symposium. In her free time, Lena enjoys cooking, home remodeling, and the company of her English Springer Spaniel, Percy.
- Lena Leson gives dissertation presentation – March 25, 2020
- Lena Leson awarded Robert L. Platzman Memorial Fellowship – August 28, 2019
- UM's SMR at AMS/SMT 2018 – November 10, 2018
- Ergonomics for Academics – September 22, 2018
- SMR at The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Symposium – February 28, 2018
- Welcome message from the Co-chairs – September 15, 2017