Distributed May 14, 2002
For Immediate Release

News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis

Howard Foundation awards 12 fellowships for 2002-2003

The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University, has named 12 recipients of $20,000 fellowships for the 2002-2003 academic year in the areas of music, musicology, playwriting and theater arts.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation, administered by Brown University for the Board of Administration of the Howard Foundation, has awarded 12 fellowships of $20,000 each for the 2002-2003 academic year.

The recipients, representing the fields of music composition and performance, musicology, playwriting and theater arts, were selected from 94 scholars nominated by administrative officers of colleges, universities and cultural institutions throughout the country.

The 2002-2003 fellows and their projects are:

  • Azande – playwriting, independent: a play titled Muro Tita (The Grave of My Grandmother);
  • Jessica Chalmers – playwriting, assistant professor, University of Notre Dame: a play titled Avanti, about the demise of the Studebaker automotive corporation and its effects on South Bend, Ind.;
  • Daniel Jones – theater arts, independent: Phoenix Fabrik, a play;
  • Mary Ellen Junda – performance, associate professor, University of Connecticut: Singing with Treblemakers: A Recording for Children Sung by Children;
  • Gretchen Horlacher – musicology, associate professor, Indiana University: a book project, titled Building Blocks: Repetition and Continuity in Stravinsky’s Music;
  • Scott Lindroth – composition, associate professor, Duke University: Nasuh, a large-scale work for soprano, string quartet, and electronic sound;
  • Phil Markowitz – composition, New School Jazz and Contemporary Music Program: Abstract Expression – Musical Portraits of American Masters, a multi-media suite for piano trio and chamber orchestra;
  • Roberta Marvin – musicology, associate professor, University of Iowa: a book, titled Verdi and the Victorians;
  • Georgine Resick – performance, associate professor, University of Notre Dame, The Song Cycle in Recording: A Historical Perspective;
  • Mary Ann Smart – musicology, associate professor, University of California–Berkeley: Risorgimento Fantasies: Italian Opera as Romantic Discourse;
  • Martin Stokes – ethnomusicology, associate professor, University of Chicago: Music and the Globalization of Sentiment;
  • Stephen Taylor – composition, assistant professor, University of Illinois: chamber music and a virtual opera.

The Howard Foundation Board of Administration announced that fellowships in 2003-2004 academic year will be awarded in the fields of history, history of science and political science. For further information, call (401) 863-2640, e-mail Howard_Foundation@brown.edu, or visit the Foundation’s web site at: www.brown.edu/Divisions/Graduate_School/howard.