John F. Enders Fellowship Award
The following Department of Music PhD students have been awarded fellowships from the Yale Graduate School’s John F. Enders Fund for the summer of 2020 to be applied toward dissertation research:
The materials of Les Baxter, a seminal composer of 1950’s “exotica,” are archived at the University of Arizona. During her visit, Jade will search for information about Baxter’s approach to stereo recording and the role of exotic tropes in Baxter’s artistic self-fashioning.
Alexandrea will conduct research at the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections in support of her dissertation “Songs, Safe and Sound: Children’s Educational Music in Interwar America. She has also received grants during this funding cycle to support her dissertation from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (to support research at the Library of Congress) and the Princeton University Library (to support research at Princeton University Library Special Collections).
Henry’s dissertation, titled “Visual Music: Conceptions of Music in Abstract Film, 1921–64,” investigates a genre of experimental cinema born from the cross-pollination of abstract painting and music in the early twentieth century. Research will be conducted in Los Angeles, at the Academy Film Archive and the Getty Research Institute.