Thomas Christensen, the Music Department's Avalon Foundation Professor of Music and the Humanities as well as the Deputy Dean and Master of the Humanities Collegiate Division, has been awarded both a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and an American Council of Learned Studies (ACLS) Fellowship in support of his in-progress book, Fétis and the Tonal Imagination: French Discourses of Musical Tonality in the Nineteenth Century.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation was founded in 1925 and offers fellowships to advance the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in innovative research of the arts. Only about 200 fellowships are awarded each year from between 3,500 - 4,000 applications. The ACLS Fellowship Program awards fellowships to individual scholars working in the humanities and related social sciences. The number of applications for fellowships this year broke their previous records with over 1,000 submissions, and with only 70 awards being given out, the competition was rigorous and impressive. Congratulations, Thomas!