Music Graduate Students Receive Awards at 2020 American Musicological Society Conference

Maria Ryan; Xintong (Bess) Liu

Two graduate students from the Department of Music received awards at the 2020 American Musicological Society conference.

Maria Ryan, a sixth-year graduate student, was awarded the Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship for her dissertation, Hearing Power, Sounding Freedom: Black Practices of Listening, Ear-Training, and Music-Making in the British Colonial Caribbean, and the Paul A. Pisk Prize for the best graduate student paper presented at the meeting for her paper, Enslaved Black Women’s Listening Practices and the Afterlives of Slavery in Musical Thought. Ryan's research interests also include 20th- and 21st-century British opera.

Xintong (Bess) Liu, a fifth-year graduate student, was awarded a fellowship from the Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund for musicological research on music criticism and reception history for her project, Resonant China: Transnational Music-making and the Construction of the Public (1934-1958). Liu's past research includes female piano pedagogy in modern China, Chinese school songs (Xuetang Yuege) during the early Republican China, and the construction of the Eastern World in Puccini’s Orientalist operas.

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