Peabody musicology faculty member Susan Forscher Weiss is featured in the latest episode of The Big Pond, a podcast that covers different German-American topics. This episode is all about St. Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century nun, writer, composer, mystic, and visionary. Sarah Berger (MM ’00, Voice) is also in this episode.
The Rosa Ponselle Exhibit at the Arthur Friedheim Library was featured in the Johns Hopkins Magazine. The article, by Brett McCabe, talks about the exhibit and Ponselle’s life.
Musicology faculty member Susan Forscher Weiss was one of six recipients of the first Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration, or DELTA, grants. Her project, called “Hacking Harmony,” will work students in creating apps and wearable technology that enhances music performance and history. The grands offer up to $75,000 to each recipient to develop, implement, and evaluate new digital education initiatives that can enhance teaching and learning at Johns Hopkins, whether online or on its campuses.
Musicology faculty member Laura Protano-Biggs is the recipient of a 2018 Johns Hopkins Catalyst Award for her project: Operatic Technologies in Late Nineteenth-Century Italy. Each of the 32 recipients of the award received $75,000 to fund a year-long project. Protano-Biggs is the only recipient from Peabody.
Alumnus Gary Sampsell (MM ’16, Musicology) has accepted a position in the musicology PhD program at Temple University. Sampsell, who was awarded the University Fellowship, will work with noted Telemann scholar Steven Zohn.