Congratulations to the following University of Minnesota School of Music musicology students on winning prestigious awards.
Lars Christensen (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Gabriela Currie) has received a prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (Chinese) for the academic year 2012-2013.
Danielle Kuntz (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Kelley Harness) has received two prestigious fellowships for the academic year 2012-2013: the Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, and the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship (Portuguese).
Joe Matson (Ph.D. candidate, musicology, student of Peter Mercer-Taylor) presented his paper "Ungrammaticality in the Music of Weezer" at the conference of the American Musicological Society--Midwest Chapter March 31, 2012. Matson was also named a winner of the 2012 President's Student Leadership and Service Award by University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler. Matson has accepted a position as instructional assistant professor of music at Illinois State University, to begin fall 2012.