The IU Department of Musicology is pleased to share the inaugural recipients of two new and impactful fellowships.
The Peter Burkholder and Doug McKinney Fund for Musicology legacy gift was announced earlier this year. In order to witness the positive impacts their gifts will have during their lifetimes, Peter and Doug also committed additional support. Thanks to this support, we are able to share that Patrick Domico, Ph.D. candidate in musicology, is the inaugural recipient of the Dissertation Completion Fellowship.
Originally from Memphis, TN, Domico completed a B.A. in Music from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His dissertation concerns the musical culture of Russia Abroad in Europe and American from the 1920s-40s. Through the close examination of the music and prose writings of Nikolay Medtner and Igor Stravinsky, he argues that the study of interwar musical modernism has been heavily distorted by the failure to properly account for the extensive contributions of anti-modernist figures (who often probed the same aesthetic problems and shared in similar musical values as their modernist counterparts). This exclusion of anti-modernist music and discourse from the history of modernism has furthermore made it difficult for scholars to properly account for anti-modernism modes of thinking and composition frequently exhibited by celebrated modernist composers like Stravinsky and Schoenberg. By placing Medtner and Stravinsky in dialogue, he makes foundational contributions to the study of Russian emigre music and issues substantial correctives to the literature on Stravinsky and musical modernism.
The W. Richard Shindle Musicology Fund was established by Dr. W. Richard Shindle, distinguished alum of the Musicology PhD program, to support research-related travel for doctoral students in the Department of Musicology who are working on their dissertations. The inaugural recipient of this award is Ph.D. student Miguel Arango Calle. This summer, he will travel to Germany and Austria to visit archives and collect materials for his dissertation on magical operas at the turn of the nineteenth century. In this project, he explores the interactions of musical and visual cultures through a repertoire known for spectacular stage effects.
Arango Calle received a B.M. in Guitar Performance from the University of Costa Rica and an M.M. in Music Theory from the University of Arizona. Miguel’s research focuses on the operas of Mozart and his contemporaries. Currently, Miguel is working as a co-editor for the Indiana Theory Review and as an editorial assistant for the website Mozart: New Documents. In his free time, Miguel likes to play tennis.
Congratulations to all involved! And we look forward to hearing more about your research!