Graduate Alumni News as of Fall 2016

Laurel Zeiss (PhD 1999) has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

Kevin Bartig (PhD 2008) was promoted to Associate Professor at Michigan State University and was also recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

Jonathan Hiam (PhD 2005) was featured in The New Yorker (February 10, 2016) in an article on the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Kimberly Francis (PhD 2010) received an ASCAP/Deems Taylor Award for her monograph, Teaching Stravinsky: Nadia Boulanger and the Consecration of a Modernist Icon (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015). This book is based on her dissertation.

Douglass Shadle (PhD 2010) was recognized with an ASCAP Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson and The Irving Lowens Article Awards for his article “How Santa Claus Became a Slave Driver: The Work of Print Culture in a Nineteenth-Century Musical Controversy,” published by The Journal of the Society for American Music, Volume 8 / Issue 04 / November 2014. Shadle is currently Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University.

Naomi Graber (PhD 2013) was appointed Assistant Professor in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, University of Georgia.

Christopher Wells (PhD 2014) received the Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award from the Society for American Music for his dissertation “‘Go Harlem’! Chick Webb and his Dancing Audience during the Great Depression.”

Kristen Turner (PhD 2015) received the John and Roberta Graziano Fellowship from the Society for American Music for her project Opera on the American Popular Stage (1890-1914).

Megan Eagen (PhD 2016) presented her paper, “‘A Literary . . . or Musical Gift’: Erasmus Rotenbucher’s Bergkreyen as a Primer for Protestant Lay Exegesis,” at the American Musicological Society’s annual meeting in Vancouver.

William Robin (PhD 2016) was appointed Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland’s School of Music.