Adrienne Fried Block Fellowship
This fellowship, endowed in honor of Adrienne Fried Block, shall be given to support scholarly research leading to publication on topics that illuminate musical life in large urban communities. Preference shall be given to projects that focus on the interconnections among the groups and organizations present in these metropolitan settings and their participation in the wide range of genres that inform the musical life and culture of their cities.
1. Applicants will provide a one-page letter of application with contact information, a narrative of no more than five pages (double-spaced) that describes the scope of the project and the need for funding, a current CV, and a budget for the project.
2. Applicants must be members in good standing of the Society for American Music.
3. No more than one award will be offered in each cycle. The amount of the award each cycle will vary depending on the interest generated by its endowment. For the 2014 cycle, the maximum award is $3,000.
4. A one-page budget and final report are to be submitted by the recipient to the Executive Director of the Society no more than one year after the award is presented.
Applicants should include a full mailing address, phone number, and email address (where an acknowledgement will be sent).
Applications should be emailed to the committee chair, Mark McKnight.
November 1, 2014
Members of the Committee:
Mark McKnight (2013-2015), chair; Elizabeth Wollman (2014-2016), Stephanie Jensen-Moulton (2013-2016)
|2014||Kate Galloway, “From Cityscapes to Landscapes: Collaborations and Collisions between Natural and Built Environments in Hildegard Westerkamp’s Soundscape Compositions”|
|2013||Marianne Betz, “G. W. Chadwick’s The Padrone (1913) or: Opportunities and Obstacles for Opera in Boston”|
|2012||Carolyn Guszki, “Race at the Opera: Artists of Color at the Metropolitan, 1916-1926”|
|2011||Deniz Ertan, “Transit and Difference in Musical America, 1908-1923”|
|2010||Patrick Warfield, “Sousa's Washington”|