Alumnus Philip Bohlman Selected for Guggenheim Fellowship

Philip Bohlman—the Mary Werkman Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago and an honorary professor at the University of Music, Drama, and Media Hanover—has been named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. Bohlman earned a PhD in musicology at the School of Music in 1984 and has made significant contributions as a scholar, performer, and researcher. A fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former president of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Bohlman will focus his Guggenheim-funded work on music during the formation of nations and nationalisms across the globe. He will draw from his earlier research on modern nation-states in Europe to connect music to religion, location, and language during times of initial contact, colonization, and restructuring.

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April 18, 2013

Krannert Center and SITI Company Awarded Innovative Doris Duke Grant

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has selected a long-term residency-based collaboration between Krannert Center and SITI Company, led by artistic director Anne Bogart, to receive one of just ten grants in 2013 to change expectations about art’s meanings. In a program called “Making Communities Visible,” area groups will participate in activities with members of SITI Company and Krannert Center staff to expand notions of community and concepts about art. The Doris Duke Artist Residencies to Build Demand for the Arts focus on partnerships between artists and performing arts organizations and support efforts to imagine novel ways to engage the public and increase interest in jazz, contemporary dance, and theatre.

April 10, 2013

Jennifer Monson Awarded MAP Fund Grant for Collaborative Project

Jennifer Monson, a professor with Dance at Illinois, has received a 2013 grant from the MAP Fund for In Tow—what and who we move forward with. This project imagined through iLAND—the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance that she founded—will allow for a year-long experimentation between Monson, dancer and choreographer David Zambrano, electric harpist and composer Zeena Perkins, multimedia choreographer DD Dorvillier, and other artists in Champaign-Urbana that will cross aesthetic, historical, and geographic contexts. In Tow will include a public engagement component and an online archive about the collaboration. The project was one of 41 awardees chosen by a distinguished, multinational panel among 813 entries. The MAP Fund supports work that manifests a creative spirit rooted in thoughtful inquiry, features adventurous approaches, explores cultural differences, and propels human progress.

April 9, 2013

FAA Community and Campus Day of Service

Serving 146,000
National Volunteer Week gets underway this year with the first Community and Campus Day of Service. On April 20, the College of Fine and Applied Arts will partner with the Central Illinois Children's Chorus, the Prosperity Garden, Bee Keepers affiliated with the St. Matthews Lutheran Church, the Randolph Community Garden, the Tap In Leadership Academy, and the Sustainable Student Farm on projects in this day-long dedication to public service. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to sign up for a volunteer opportunity.

Register online for a project today

April 1, 2013

Matthew D. Thibeault Given Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award

Assistant Professor Matthew D. Thibeault in the School of Music has won the Outstanding Emerging Researcher Award from the Center for Music Education Research for “The Shifting Locus of Musical Experience from Performance to Recording to New Media: Some Implications for Music Education.” Established in 2009, the honor goes to a music education researcher at an early stage of a promising career. Submissions are judged on the strength of the research, the design and implementation of the project, the appropriateness of its interpretations, and the quality of the writing in the study. His paper will be published in Music Education Research International.

March 27, 2013

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