Robertson, Anne

Anne Robertson was on leave this past year, working on her book, tentatively titled “The New Christology and Late Medieval Music,” and on several articles for the upcoming 800th anniversary of Reims Cathedral in 2011. She very much enjoyed lecturing on these and other topics at Arizona State, Indiana University, the University of North Carolina, and the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. Last fall, Anne helped bring the OPUS Campaign of the AMS to a rousing finish just in time for the 75th anniversary of the Society. In addition to the generous donations of AMS members, the Mellon Foundation awarded the Society a $200,000 grant that put the NEH Challenge Grant over the top in the final months of the Campaign. Venturing outside her usual scholarly purview last February, Anne had great fun organizing the retirement festivities for Philip Gossett. The celebrations included four events: “Divo and the Scholars – Ottocento Opera Between Theory and Practice: A Symposium in Honor of Philip Gossett,” a reception at the Quad Club, a recital featuring internationally renowned opera singers Joyce DiDonato and Vivica Genaux, and a dinner in Fulton Hall. Among the symposium speakers were several distinguished Music Department alums, notably Stefano Castelvecchi, Ellen Harris, Jeff Kallberg, Hilary Poriss, and Alberto Rizzuti.

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