Curiosity drives Lydia Wagenknecht, a PhD candidate in ethnomusicology and recent recipient of a Fulbright Research Award. “I care that my research will help us understand something in a more broad-based way that we didn’t understand before,” she says.
“While there’s no playbook for the unprecedented and the unknowable, by channeling collective despair into collective creativity, we become artistic entrepreneurs, contributing to society in impactful ways.” In this year-end reflection on triumphs over turmoils, Dean Davis offers his perspective on music as essential to human betterment.
Celebrating their hard work and dedication to their education, especially during times like these, meet the College of Music Outstanding Students of 2020: Isabel Goodwin, Ethan Blake, Claire Gunsbury, and Sophia Zervas!
In her first year with the American Music Research Center, Professor of Musicology Susan Thomas has made great strides in expanding the unique archive of the center, conducting outreach on American music and history, and supporting scholars and class curricula.