I'm thrilled to let you know that two of our graduate students have captured major year-long fellowships from the American Musicological Society, as announced today on the AMS website:
Mike Figueroa is winner of a Howard Mayer Brown Award, presented to promising minority graduate students pursuing a doctoral degree in music. Mike's fellowship was awarded for work on his dissertation "Music and Monumentality in Jerusalem, 1967-Present."
Mary Channen Caldwell is winner of an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Fellowship, awarded for completion of the dissertation to students who have attained candidacy for the degree. Her dissertation is on "Singing, Dancing, and Rejoicing in the Round: Latin Sacred Songs with Refrains in Musical, Ritual, and Liturgical Perspective, circa 1000-1582."
These awards are immense honors, both of them highly competitive and prestigious. Please join me in giving our happiest congratulations to Mike and Mary.