Harvard’s Department of Music recently announced its fellowship and award recipients. Close to $220,000 will go toward fellowship and award programs for the department’s graduate and undergraduate students.
Graduate Student Awards
The department’s Oscar S. Schafer Award is given to students “who have demonstrated unusual ability and enthusiasm in their teaching of introductory courses, which are designed to lead students to a growing and life-long love of music.” This year’s recipients are Aaron Berkowitz and Ellen Exner. In addition to the Schafer Award, Exner received a Richard F. French Prize Fellowship to conduct dissertation research in the archives and libraries in Dresden and Berlin.
Richard F. French Prize Fellowships
Emily Ansari received a French Prize to conduct primary source interviews and archival research in Boston, New York City, and at Yale.
Ryan Banagale received the prize to pursue research in the George and Ira Gershwin Collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Matthew Clayton received a French Prize to travel to Philadelphia, Boston, New York City, Baltimore, and Los Angeles to conduct research on M-Base, a group of Brooklyn-based jazz musicians in the 1980s.
Brigid Cohen received the prize to interview Stefan Wolpe’s daughter in London and to conduct archival research on Wolpe at the Paul Sacher Foundation in Switzerland.
Louis Epstein received the prize to study German language at the Goethe Institute, to conduct research in Germany, and to conduct research in Paris libraries on musicians who participated in the Resistance during World War II. Glenda Goodman received a French Prize to pursue ethnographical research on musical institutions in both New York City and Wyoming.
Robert Hasegawa received a French Prize for dissertation work in the Harvard electronic music studios.
Michael Heller received the prize to study French language and conduct jazz research in Paris.
Ulrich Kreppein received a French Prize for travel within Germany to meet with several composers.
Rowland Moseley received a French Prize for German language study at the Goethe Institute in Berlin.
Adam Roberts received the prize for German language study at Harvard.
Matthias Roeder received a French Prize to travel to Berlin to conduct primary source research relative to his dissertation and to attend a conference in Zurich.
Anna Zayarunznaya received a French Prize to travel to Berkeley, Calif., for pre-dissertation research.
John Knowles Paine Fellowships
Corinna Campbell received the fellowship to work with a Businenge folkloric music and dance troupe based in Suriname.
Jean Francois Charles received a Paine Fellowship for travel to Paris to work with dance movement analyst J. Challet-Haas and conduct pre-dissertation research on using dance in music performance and composition.
Ashley Fure received the fellowship for travel to a Canadian New Music Festival and to collaborate in Los Angeles on an interactive sound-space installation.
Marc Gidal received a Paine Fellowship to conduct research on the music of Umbanda religious practices in southern Brazil.
Mary Greitzer received a fellowship to conduct a project at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Jose Luis Hurtado received a Paine Fellowship to conduct research on electronic music and study Italian language in Mexico.
Sheryl Kaskowitz received a fellowship to conduct archival research at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
Katherine Lee received fellowship for travel to South Korea to research the role of Korean drumming during the South Korean democratization movement in the 1980s.
Drew Massey received a Paine Fellowship for travel to New Haven, Conn., and Southampton, Mass.
Evan MacCarthy received a Paine Fellowship and a Ferdinand Gordon and Elizabeth Hunter Morrill Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in archives in Moderna and Florence, Italy, and in Berlin.
John McKay received a Paine Fellowship to conduct original source research on 17th century music in the Harvard libraries.
Alexandra Monchick received a Paine Fellowship to study German language at the Deutsche Sommerschule.
Karola Obermueller received the fellowship to travel to Germany for rehearsals and the premiere of her opera, “Dunkelrot.”
Mariam Nazarian received a Paine Fellowship to study French language at Princeton University.
Andrew Robbie received a Paine Fellowship and a Ferdinand Gordon and Elizabeth Hunter Morrill Graduate Fellowship to study Italian language in Florence, to present a paper in York, England, and to conduct dissertation research in the United Kingdom.
Dominique Schafer received a Paine Fellowship to attend the June in Buffalo Festival and to conduct research at the Paul Sacher archive.
Meredith Schweig received the fellowship for language study and pre-dissertation research in Taipei, Taiwan.
David Sullivan received a Paine Fellowship to conduct research in the Harvard libraries.
Bert Van Herck received a Paine Fellowship to travel to the June in Buffalo Festival, participate in the Composer’s Conference in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and attend a New Music Festival in Canada.
Gabrielle Vanoni received a Paine Fellowship to study composition in Canada and Norway.
Tolga Yayalar received a Paine Fellowship to attend the Acanthes Festival, where his piece “Four Imaginary Spaces” will be performed.
The Harry and Marjorie Ann Slim Memorial Fund
Gina Rivera received a Slim Memorial Fund award for a year of research and writing on music performance in the French Enlightenment, both in Paris and at Harvard.
Ferdinand Gordon and Elizabeth Hunter Morrill Graduate Fellowships
Davide Ceriani received this fellowship to conduct dissertation research in Rome, Milan, New York City, and at Princeton University.
Frank Lehman received the fellowship to support language and opera studies in Florence.
Thomas Lin received a Morrill Graduate Fellowship to study at the Middlebury Italian Language Program.
Matthew Mugmon received a Morrill Graduate Fellowship for Italian language study in Florence and to do research on Ambrosian chant in several Italian cities.
Sasha Siem received a Morrill Graduate Fellowship to study composition in England and research Ambrosian melodiae in Italy.
Hillary Zipper received a Morrill Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in Italy and to travel to the Gaudeamus New Music Week in Amsterdam.
Nino and Lea Pirotta Graduate Research Fund
William Bares received a Pirotta Graduate Research Fund award to conduct dissertation research on European jazz in Oslo, Norway.
University Composition Prizes:
Graduate student Jose Luis Hurtado received the John Green Fellowship for his work. This award was established by friends and family of the late John Green ’28 in support of excellence in musical composition. It is made annually to an undergraduate or graduate student composer.
Ashley Fure received the George Arthur Knight Prize for her work “Susurrus.”
Matthew Mendez received the Hugh F. MacColl Prize for his composition “Big Mac Aesthetic.”
Bert van Herck received the Adelbert Sprague Prize for his composition, “Nessuno Sentiva.”
Ph.D. candidate Nicholas Vines received the Francis Boott Prize for his composition, “Elegy III.”
Adam Roberts received a Bohemians Prize for his work, “Sarah’s Prism.”
Kurt Crowley ’07 received a John Knowles Paine Traveling Fellowship to conduct research in Punjab, India, on Sikh tradition.
Additional GSAS Fellowship recipients include David Trippett and Marc Gidal (Sheldon Fellowship); Peter Gilbert, William Bares, and Matthew Clayton (Dissertation Completion Fellowship); Andrea Bohlman and Danny Mekonnen (Graduate Society Summer Fellowship); Davide Ceriani (GSAS Merit Term Time Fellowship); and Sofia Becerra-Licha and Torbjorn Ottersen (Harvard Summer School Tuition Waiver).
In addition to Department of Music awards, Alexandra Monchick was awarded the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, Brigid Cohen was awarded the AMS 50 Award; David Trippett was awarded a CES summer fellowship, and Adam Roberts was awarded an outside fellowship from the Beebee Foundation. Derek Bok Distinguished Teaching Awards for this past fall were given to music graduate students and associates Aaron Berkowitz, Brigid Cohen, Ashley Fure, Jose-Luis Hurtado, Robert Merfeld, and Jonathan Yoken.