Awards for Graduate Michael O’Toole and Undergraduate Kirsten Paige

Dear friends:

I’m very happy to announce two wonderful new prizes for students in the Department.

Graduate ethnomusicology student Michael O’Toole has been awarded a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year to complete writing of his dissertation “The Sounds and Silences of Multiculturalism in the New Berlin.” This prestigious fellowship is awarded by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation for dissertations that address ethical or religious values.

UG senior Kirsten Paige has scooped up the Frank Huntington Beebe fellowship, established by a Boston philanthropist in the 1930s to allow music students to study in Europe and now administered by the New England Conservatory and Boston Symphony.  The fellowship will cover about half of Kirsten’s fees for study at Cambridge starting this fall.

Please join me in offering our heartiest congratulations to both Michael and Kirsten.


Martha Feldman
Chair, Department of Music
Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities

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