Student Notes


Greenwood, Andy

October 21, 2010

Andy Greenwood has just returned from the Scottish Lowlands where he conducted archival research (generously supported by a Wadmond Award) on eighteenth-century vernacular song repertories used by Haydn in his 429 settings of Scots songs.  Andy’s research trip followed the successful defense of his dissertation proposal “Musical Ideas of Sympathy and Sensibility in the Scottish […]

Paige, Kirsten

October 20, 2010

During the 2010-2011 academic year, fourth-year music major Kirsten Paige will be a Collegiate Fellow at the University of Chicago’s International House and will perform Giovanni Bottesini’s “Passione Amorosa” for Double Bass and Violin with Chicago mathematics graduate student Emily Norton as second-place winners of the 2010 University of Chicago Concerto Competition. This past summer, […]

Yeary, Mark

October 19, 2010

In 2009–10, Mark was a Mellon Dissertation Humanities Fellow and a Franke Affiliated Fellow, which allowed him to present and develop portions of his dissertation in progress, titled “Perception, Pitch, and Musical Chords.” He presented a portion of this work at the 2010 Indiana University Symposium of Research in Music Theory, and he has been […]


Bancks, Jacob

October 19, 2009

Jacob Bancks composed Ruach for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, which won the Department of Music’s composition competition and was performed by the SPCO at its March, 2009 concert. Jacob was the featured composer at Southern Illinois University’s Outside the Box festival.  He was also commissioned to compose a work for the Tanglewood Festival, which […]

Bashwiner, David

October 19, 2009

David Bashwiner is ABD in the History and Theory of Music, soon to complete his PhD entitled, “Musical Emotion: Towards a Biologically Grounded Theory,” work which has been generously supported by a Whiting Dissertation Fellowship. Bashwiner has spoken at conferences internationally, including a poster presentation given at The Neurosciences and Music III conference in Montréal […]

Jones, Alisha

October 19, 2009

During the 2008-09 academic year, Alisha Lola Jones researched African American sacred music and social justice in Chicago, through her work on the 2008 presidential election and its influence on the worship of the Trinity United Church of Christ congregation. Recently, Ms. Jones presented a paper entitled “Playin’ Church: Questioning Authenticity of Black Gospel Performance” […]

Kupfer, Peter

September 24, 2009

Having returned at the end of November from the second of two three-month dissertation research trips to Russia, Peter Kupfer turned to writing, taking a break in the Spring quarter to teach two courses: Music 122 (Music in Western Civilization II) and his Tave Teaching Fellowship course, Music and Society in Russian and Soviet Cinema. […]

Lee, Eun Young

October 19, 2009

Eun Young Lee’s Somewhere, a commissioned work by the 2009 NEON festival for the Max Di Julio Prize for Music Composition, was premiered at the Nevada Encounters of New Music (N.E.O.N.). Her piece, a quiet way, was published in the SCI Journal of Music Scores (Vol. 42) and was released in the SCI CD series, […]

Sykes, Jim

October 19, 2009

After returning from a successful year as a Fulbright-DDRA fellow in Sri Lanka, Jim Sykes is chipping away at his dissertation, called “The Music of the Gift: Sound, Sovereignty, and Multicultural History in Sri Lanka”. Jim was honored to speak about this research recently at the “Sound Works” conference organized by professors Philip Bohlman and […]