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David Blake (Ph.D., Music History/Theory, 2014) Awarded the Joyce Tracy Fellowship

June 8, 2015 Comments off

David Blake (Ph.D., Music History/Theory, 2014) has been awarded the Joyce Tracy Fellowship from the American Antiquarian Society and a Geraldine E. and Corinne L. Parsons Fund Award from the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. This research examines two episodes of popular music at American colleges a century apart: student music at four northeastern colleges (Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and Williams) between 1850 and 1872; and the college concerts of Pete Seeger between 1952 and 1962. These grants will contribute to his book project, currently titled Recreation, Education, and Elitism: Popular Music in American College Student Life.

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Categories: Alumni, Awards, Musicology

Matthew Barnson Wins a 2015 Guggenheim Award

April 10, 2015 Comments off

In its ninety-first competition for the United States and Canada, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded 173 Fellowships (including two joint Fellowships) to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of over 3,100 applicants.

Only eleven composers were awarded a Guggenheim in 2015. This is the second Guggenheim Award to be awarded to one of our faculty composers in the last three years. Professor Sheila Silver was awarded one in 2013.

You can find a complete list of the 2015 recipients here

Categories: Awards, Composition, Faculty

David Harary (B.A., Clarinet, 2015) Named URECA Researcher of the Month

April 1, 2015 Comments off

David Harary is a senior majoring in Music who has been involved in neuroscience research in the laboratory of Dr. Mary Kritzer (Neurobiology & Behavior) since his junior year. Funding for David’s project, “Non Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: roles for sex and sex hormone effects on subthalamo-prefrontal connections” was provided in Summer 2014 by URECA. David will be presenting a poster on his research at the upcoming URECA campus-wide undergraduate research exhibition on APRIL 29th.

David is a Clarinetist/Bass Clarinetist, and will soon be performing an honors Senior Recital, with a preconcert lecture on April 12, at 12 PM in the Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall that he prepared for under the mentorship of Professor Emerita Sarah Fuller and Doctoral Candidate Taylor Massey. David was a finalist in the 2014 and 2015 SB Undergraduate Concerto Competitions, and has developed his musicianship throughout his time at SB from his involvement with chamber and orchestral music ensembles. David also is a rower with Stony Brook University Crew, routinely practicing at 5:30am on Stony Brook Harbor. In his freshman year, David was named a Leadership and Service (LDS) Undergraduate College Fellow. He has served as a Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry; and as a Student Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

David was born in NYC, and attended New Rochelle High School in Westchester. After attending a one-year Master’s in Neuroscience program at King’s College London, he plans to go to medical school.

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Jay Loomis, (BA, 2015) is the Recipient of the Inaugural Angela and Dexter Bailey – URECA Award

September 15, 2014 Comments off

Jay Loomis,  a Music major (class of 2015),  is the recipient of the inaugural Angela and Dexter Bailey – URECA award  which supported his research over the summer on “Real-Time Auditory Feedback for Persons with Parkinson’s Disease: Overcoming Akinesia with Music” — an interdisciplinary project involving Prof. Margaret Schedel and Prof. Daniel Weymouth of the Department of Music and the Consortium for Digital Arts, Culture and Technology (cDACT); and Prof. Lisa Muratori, Prof. Erin Vasudevan, and Peter Marcote of the Physical Therapy Department. The goal of the project is to use sonification to develop individual auditory cues based on gait specific motion analysis data – and to use the information in a biofeedback system so that individuals with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) can use external sound cues to self-correct impaired gait patterns. The team presented their initial research on the interdisciplinary project as a poster at theMusic, Mind, Meaning Conference at John Hopkins University this past January; and Jay also presented a poster at URECA’s undergraduate poster symposium this past April.

At SB, Jay has worked as an  Events coordinator at the Craft Center; has interned/volunteered at the Freedom School in Summers 2013 and 2014; and has been involved with SB theater productions (MacBath, Timon of Athens, Hamlet); and numerous music performances (e.g. jazz combo concerts, SB Composers concert, sonic spring electronic music concert). From 2009 to the present, Jay also worked part-time as a care provider at an AHRC group home for adults with developmental disabilities (including motion and movement disabilities), an experience which prepared him well for the current research project. He is the recipient of the Arthur Lambert Memorial Scholarship for a music student. Last fall, Jay co-performed and presented alongside Tim Vallier a composition called “Limbic Hemispheres”at the TEDxSBU conference. With wide-ranging interests in sonification, music therapy, ethnomusicology, jazz, and instrument construction, Jay currently plans to apply for PhD programs in musicology or ethnomusicology.

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Categories: Awards, Current Students

American Musicological Society Honors Professor Sarah Fuller

December 4, 2013 Comments off

At its 2013 annual meeting of November 7-10, the American Musicological Society awarded Stony Brook emerita Professor Sarah Fuller with an honorary membership in the Society. Prof. Fuller was recognized for her significant scholarly contributions in musicology as well as her service to the Society on the Board and on a number of key committees.  Prof. Fuller was awarded an honorary membership in the Society for Music Theory in 2009 and was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2011.

Categories: Awards, Faculty, Musicology

David Blake (Ph.D. candidate, Music History/Theory) Awarded Grant Through Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

December 4, 2013 Comments off


David Blake (Ph.D. candidate, Music History/Theory) was awarded a grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Visiting Scholar Program at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives in Cleveland. The grant supports two weeks of research in residence at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. David will be examining primary source radio broadcasts, fanzines, and magazines associated with alternative rock scenes in Cleveland and Champaign-Urbana during the 1980s for a book project on non-mainstream popular music and American universities.


Nara Lee (B.A. Piano, May 2014) Winds First Prize in American Protégé International Music Talent Competition

December 4, 2013 Comments off
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