Adrienne Fried Block Fellowship

Adrienne Fried BlockThis 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.  

Application Information

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. 

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.

Entry Deadline
November 1, 2014

Members of the Committee:
Mark McKnight (2013-2015), chair; Elizabeth Wollman (2014-2016), Stephanie Jensen-Moulton (2013-2016)

Previous Fellows

Award Year Fellow
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”