Jan LaRue Travel Fund for Research Travel to Europe: Recipients

The Jan LaRue Travel Fund is intended to encourage and assist Ph.D. candidates, post-doctoral scholars, independent scholars, and junior faculty to travel to Europe to carry out research. The fund honors the memory of Jan LaRue (1918-2003), a distinguished scholar and AMS member admired for his pioneering work on style analysis, the eighteenth-century symphony and early computer applications in musicology. See the award guidelines for full details.


2017 Joanna Helms (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
to conduct research for her dissertation “Electronic Music History Through the Everyday: The RAI Studio di Fonologia (1954–83).”
2016 Daniel Zuluaga (Montreal, Canada)
to conduct research for his article “Francesco Palumbi and Alfabeto Song in Early Seventeenth-Century Florence.”
2015 Erica Levenson (Cornell University)
to conduct research for her dissertation “Traveling Tunes: French Comic Opera and Theater in London, 1714 - 1745.”
2014 Christopher Bowen (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
to conduct research in Prague on “An Operatic Locarno: The Paris Premiere of Smetana’s The Bartered Bride and Czechoslovak-French Cultural Diplomacy.”
2013 Sara Pecknold (Catholic University of America)
to conduct research for her dissertation “‘On lightest leaves do I fly’: Redemption and the Renewal of Identity in Barbara Strozzi’s Sacri musicali affetti (1655).”
2012 Claudio Vellutini (University of Chicago)
to conduct research for his dissertation "Cultural Engineering: Italian Opera in Restoration Vienna."
2011 Martha Sprigge (University of Chicago)
to conduct research in Berlin on “Abilities to Mourn: Musical Commemoration in the German Democratic Republic (1945-1989).”
2010 Matthew Mugmon (Harvard University)
to conduct research in Europe on “Mahler and American Modernism, 1920 to 1960.”
2009 Sarah Williams (University of South Carolina)
to conduct research in London on “Representations of Early Modern English Witchcraft in Broadside Balladry and Popular Song.”

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