Congratulations to musicology students Tara Hatfield and Thornton Miller, winners of recent Graduate College research travel competitions!
Tara, who is working on the intersections between hip-hop, environmentalism, and social identity in Tanzania, has been awarded a Graduate College Masters Project Travel Grant to pursue thesis research in Arusha, Tanzania.
Thornton is working on a PhD dissertation on cultural exchange between the USSR and the UK during the Cold War, with special attention to the work and agency of Benjamin Britten. He has been awarded a Graduate College Dissertation Travel Grant to pursue doctoral research in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The School of Music was one of only two units on campus to receive two research travel awards from the Graduate College this fall.
Rocio Lima Guaman, a DMA student in Flute Performance, will be participating in the Global Leaders Program (Youth Orchestras of America) during 2016-17. She is one of 30 exceptional musicians worldwide to have been given this opportunity, which will involve professional and academic training in Community Leadership, Teaching Artistry, and Social Entrepreneurship. Guidance will come from a faculty of industry leaders, and in a program that is overseen by Youth Orchestras of America, McGill University, and the University of Oxford.