Professor of Music Robert Kendrick, along with 15 other UChicago faculty members, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies. He joins several Music Department faculty who are currently members of the AAAS.
Kendrick works largely in early-modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin American music, historical anthropology, traditional Mediterranean polyphony, music and commemoration, and the visual arts. His most recent book is Singing Jeremiah: Music and Meaning in Holy Week (2014).
UChicago has the most newly elected faculty members among universities and colleges. The scholars join a class of 213 individuals, announced April 18, which features world leaders, innovators and artists. This year’s class also includes President Barack Obama, a former scholar at the University of Chicago Law School; and seven UChicago alumni, including Carla Hayden, AM’77, PhD’87, the Librarian of Congress.