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Stella Zhizhi LiGraduate Student (5th Year)

Stella Zhizhi Li works on cross-cultural studies of music receptions and musical modernities, with an emphasis on the reception of “Western” musical genres in East Asia in the late nineteenth to twentieth century. Her current project focuses on the reception of Western classical music in early modern China. Stella holds a B.A. in Music Theory and Composition from St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN), where she worked with Dr. Louis Epstein on the digital mapping project “The Musical Geography of 1920s Paris.” A past recipient of the AMS Eileen Southern Travel Grant (2016) and the Pruett Summer Research Fellowship (2018), she has worked at the Music Division of the Library of Congress where she assisted with processing the archive Billy Strayhorn Music Manuscripts and Estate Papers.


Teaching Assistant:

  • Music Fundamentals (MUSC 121)
  • Music Theory I (MUSC 131)
  • Music Theory II (MUSC 132)