UChicago Music wins AMS honors in Vancouver

We’re excited to share that three members of the UChicago Music community once again brought honor and luster to the department at the recent meeting of the American Musicological Society in Vancouver, B.C.

Martha Feldman, the Mabel Greene Myers Professor of Music and the Humanities in the College, won the prestigious Otto Kinkeldey award, which is given annually by the AMS for “outstanding work of musicological scholarship by a scholar past the early stages of his or her career.” She earned this accolade for her recent publication The Castrato: Reflections on Natures and Kinds (University of California Press, 2015). Martha, it should be noted, is also the incoming President of the AMS.  It is an auspicious beginning for her presidency!

Additionally, PhD student Braxton D. Shelley won the Paul A. Pisk Prize, which is awarded each year to the graduate student who presents the best scholarly paper at the annual meeting. Braxton’s was entitled "'Tuning Up' in Contemporary Gospel Performance" and is drawn from his current dissertation project.

And lastly, PhD student Mari Jo Velasco was the recipient of an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship towards the completion of her dissertation. 

Many hurrahs for you all!