This 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.
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. The maximum award is $3,000.
Applicants must be members in good standing of the Society for American Music.
In addition to the application form, please provide the following materials:
- Narrative of no more than five double-spaced pages that describes the scope of the project and the need for funding
- One-page budget for the project
Jessica Hajek, “The Capital of Carnival: Alibabá Carnival Music and Dance in Santo Domingo and New York City as Social Enterprise and Performance Complex”
Craig Jennex, Music Culture, Liberation Politics, and the Promise of Queer Collectivity in New York City
Austin Richey, “Musical Expression in the African/Zimbabwean Diaspora”
Christopher J. Wells, “ ‘Feeling Every Note’: Embodiment, Community, and Precarity at Jazz 966”
||Lauron Kehrer, “Beyond Beyoncé: Intersections of Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Hip-Hop (ca. 2004–2014)”
||Davide Ceriani, “Defining Italian Cultural Identity in New York City through Opera: The Years of Mass Migration (1879–1924)”
||Kate Galloway, “From Cityscapes to Landscapes: Collaborations and Collisions between Natural and Built Environments in Hildegard Westerkamp’s Soundscape Compositions”
||Marianne Betz, “G. W. Chadwick’s The Padrone (1913) or: Opportunities and Obstacles for Opera in Boston”
||Carolyn Guzski, “Race at the Opera: Artists of Color at the Metropolitan, 1916–1926”
||Deniz Ertan, “Transit and Difference in Musical America, 1908–1923”
||Patrick Warfield, “Sousa’s Washington”