• 2019-2020

    • Ph.D. candidate Kevin McDonald is appointed Adjunct Faculy in Jazz Percussion at George Mason University.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the essay "Work Discussion 6: Pierre de la Rue, Missa de feria,” in The Mechelen Choirbook: Study, ed. David Burn and Honey Meconi (Antwerp: Standaard/Davidsfonds, 2019), 131–40.
    • Alumnus Matthew D. Morrison (M.A. 2008) publishes the article "Race, Blacksound, and the (Re)Making of Musicological Discourse," Journal of the American Musicological Society 72, no. 3 (Fall 2019): 781–823.
    • Ph.D. student Anna Brashears presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, held at the Library of Congress on September 21. The title of her paper is “‘Now We are Dead’: Ethel Voynich’s Epitaph in Ballad Form and the Aftermath of Rebellion.”
    • Ph.D. student Gretchen Erlichman is accepted to give a presentation at the 55th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 7–10. The title of her presentation is "Ave, Gloriosa: Shedding Light on the La Clayette Motets and Their Use for Marian Devotion in the Medieval Divine Office in France." The conference is canceled due to the pandemic, but Gretchen will be giving the paper at next year's conference.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the book Leonard Bernstein and Washington, DC: Works, Politics, Performances (University of Rochester Press), a collection of essays co-edited with Daniel Abraham and CUA alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011).
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst to travel to Germany to do research for his book Robert Schumann, Narrator in Song: A Theory of Narratology for the German Romantic Lied and Song Cycle.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives the Martha Goldsworthy Arnold Fellowship from the Riemenschneider Bach Institute at Baldwin Wallace University to pursue research on his book project Material Culture and Musical Diplomacy in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
    • Alumnus Christopher Campo-Bowen (M.M. 2011) is appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at Virginia Tech.
  • 2018-2019

    • Alumnus Thad Garrett (M.A./M.S.L.S. 2013) is hired as the Librarian for the Cosmos Club of Washington, DC.
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) gives a paper as part of a panel titled "Leonard Bernstein Centenary" for the 54th Royal Musical Association Annual Conference at the University of Bristol, UK, 13–15 September 2018. The title of her paper is "Leonard Bernstein: Presidents, Politics, and Protest."
    • Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Stilwell passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a paper at the joint Fall Meeting of the Allegheny, Capital, and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the American Musicological Society at the University of Delaware, 5–6 October. The title of his paper is “Who Sees the Erlkönig? Focalization and Meaning in Two Settings of Goethe’s Poem.”
    • Alumna Karen Uslin (Ph.D. 2015) participates in a panel on “Othered within the Other: Marginalized Voices in Jewish Studies” at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in San Antonio, 1–4 November.
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) gives a paper at the interdisciplinary conference "Leonard Bernstein at 100: A Celebration," held at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York on 9–11 November 2018. The title of her paper is "Leonard Bernstein, the Educator."   
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article “The Materiality of Musical Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe: Representation and Negotiation in Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648),” Journal of Musicology 35, no. 4 (Fall 2018): 460–97.
    • Alumnus Joseph Mann (Ph.D. 2017) gives a paper at the conference "Early Modern Songscapes," held at the University of Toronto, February 8–9. The title of his paper is "Media Blitz, Restoration-Style: The Musical Propaganda Campaign Surrounding the Return of Charles II."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a lecture titled “Of Color, Space, and Texture: How We Use Visual Language to Talk about Music” at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn on Saturday, February 16. Part of the Art History Gallery Talks Series, Dr. Weaver’s lecture is given in conjunction with an art exhibition titled “Musicalia,” produced by the City of Gaithersburg’s Arts on the Green.
    • Alumna Rachel McNellis (B.M. 2011, M.A. 2014) is hired as archives processing technician in the music division of the Library of Congress.
    • Alumnus Joseph Mann (Ph.D. 2017) gives a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, held in Toronto, March 17–19. The title of his paper is "'Because of My Love and Hope': John Dowland's Pedagogy of Ethics for Young Musicians." 
    • Benjamin Shields, a junior pursuing the B.A. in Music with an Emphasis in Music History and Literature, receives a fellowship at the Library of Congress, through the 2019 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program.
    • Dr. Emily Bell presents a paper at the National Conference of the Popular Culture Association, held in Washington DC, April 17–20. The title of her paper is "Realism via Folk Culture: Mussorgsky’s ‘Hopak.'"
    • Ph.D. student Kevin McDonald, Musician 1st Class in the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, writes the program notes to the Commodores' new CD, titled "Mosaic."
  • 2017-2018

    • Alumnus Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) gives a presentation at the 10th Biennial International Conference on Music since 1900, held September 11–14 at the University of Surrey. The title of his paper is "Liberal Politics and American Identity in Leonard Bernstein's 1600 Pennsylvania AvenueSongfest, and Slava! A Political Overture."
    • Alumni Karen Uslin (Ph.D. 2015), Christopher Campo-Bowen (M.M. 2011), and Rachel McNellis (B.M. 2011, M.A. 2014) give presentations at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, held November 9–12 in Rochester, New York.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article “Crafting the Fairy Tales: Schumann’s Autograph Manuscript of Märchenbilder, Op. 113,” Journal of the American Viola Society 34, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 33–45.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson publishes a review of Alejandro L. Madrid, In Search of Julián Carrillo and Sonido 13 in the Journal of the American Musicological Society, vol. 71, no. 1.
    • Alumnus Topher Booth (Ph.D. 2018) gives a paper at the international conference "Men Writing Women: Women in the Work of Woody Allen and Beyond," held at York St. John University in England on 13 January. The title of his paper is "'A Particularly Cruel Business for a Woman': Nineteenth-Century Opera as Feminist Voice in Match Point."
    • Alumnus Joseph Mann (Ph.D. 2017) gives a paper at the conference "The Intermedia Restoration," held at the University of Maryland, College Park on 16 February. The title of his paper is "A History of Hidden Monarchical Manipulation: The Themes and Strategies of Late-Stuart Music Propaganda."
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) gives a paper at the conference "Public Music Discourse: In Honor of the Bernstein Centenary,"  held at the University of South Carolina on 2–3 March. The title of her paper is "Leonard Bernstein as a Paradigm of Successful Public Music Discourse."
    • Ph.D. candidate Joy-Leilani Garbutt receives a Fulbright grant to Paris to conduct research on her dissertation, “Les femmes françaises et l’orgue: A Critical Examination of French Organ Literature Composed by Women, 1872–1954.
    • Alumnus Christopher Campo-Bowen (M.M. 2011) successfully defends his doctoral dissertation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is appointed Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow at the Department of Music of New York University through the Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.
  • 2016-2017

    • Ph.D. candidate Joseph Mann publishes the article "Re-evaluating Nineteenth-Century Music Criticism and the Case of James William Davison," Musical Times 157, no. 1936 (Autumn 2016).
    • Ph.D. candidate Joseph Mann publishes the article "'Both Schollers & Practitioners': The Pedagogy of Ethical Scholarship and Music in Thomas Morley's Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke," Musica disciplina 59 (2016).
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Memories Spoken and Unspoken: Hearing the Narrative Voice in Dichterliebe," Journal of the Royal Musical Association 142 (2017): 31–67.
    • Dr. Sara Pecknold, Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson, and Dr. Lars Helgert give papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, held in Vancouver, November 3–6.
    • Ph.D. candidate Joseph Mann passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
    • Ph.D. candidate Christopher Booth presents a paper at the annual British Forum for Ethnomusicoloy and Royal Musical Association Research Students Conference, held January 5–7 at Canterbury Christ Church University. The title of his paper is "'Let them eat cake pops': Anachronism as Feminist Voice in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette."
    • Ph.D. candidate Joseph Mann presents a paper at the annual conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, held April 20–23 at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. The title of his paper is "'What build a World, may surely repair a State': Royalist Propaganda Music in the English Interregnum."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Toward a New Grammar of Mid-Seventeenth-Century Harmonic Language: Hearing Expressive Harmonies in Motets from the Habsburg Court of Ferdinand III (1637-57)," Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music 21 (2015), https://sscm-jscm.org/jscm-issues/volume-21-no-1/toward-a-new-grammar-of-mid-seventeenth-century-harmonic-language/ 
    • Alumnus Joseph Mann (Ph.D. 2017) is appointed Resident Director and Scholar in Residence at St. Gregory's University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
  • 2015-2016

    • Ph.D. alumna Sara Pecknold is appointed clinical assistant professor of musicology at CUA.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson and Ph.D. student Gregory Thomas Martin participate in the Joint Fall Meeting of the Capital and Southeast Chapters of the American Musicological Society at the University of Richmond on October 1617.  Dr. Taylor Gibson presents a paper titled "Mabel Dodge Luhan, Carlos Chávez, and Whrling around Mexico," and Gregory presents a poster session titled "The Record and the Creation of Hip-Hop Culture: How Technology Helped Create an African-American Musical Style."
    • Ph.D. student Caitlin Miller publishes the essay, "'Und das hat mit ihrem Singen, Die Lore-Ley gethan': Subjectivity and Objectification in Two Heine Settings," in Women and the Nineteenth-Century Lied, ed. Aisling Kenny and Susan Wollenberg (Farnham: Ashgate, 2015).
    • Alumna and adjunct faculty member Sara Pecknold (M.M. 2009, Ph.D. 2015) gives an interview on Barbara Strozzi to BBC 3 for their "Composer of the Week" broadcast.  The interview airs in March.
    • Ph.D. student Tom Rohde wins the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, awarded at the Spring Meeting of the chapter held at American University on April 9. The title of his winning paper is "Brazilian Nationalist Representation in the Text and Musical Setting of Heitor Villa-Lobos's Choros No. 10: 'Rasga o coração'."  M.A. student Anna Brashears is also a finalist for the award.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson presents a paper at the 34th international congress of the Latin American Studies Association in New York City on May 27–30. The title of her paper is "Mabel Dodge Luhan, Carlos Chávez, and 'Whirling around Mexico.'"
    • Ph.D. candidate Joseph Mann presents a paper at the Biennial Conference of the North American British Music Studies Association, held at Syracuse University on August 4–6. The title of his paper is "'Take Them All and Hang Them One by One': English Church-Music Pamphlets as Political Propaganda, 1640–1643." 
  • 2014-2015

    • Alumnus Eric Crawford (Ph.D. 2011) is appointed Assistant Professor of Musicology at Coastal Carolina University.
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) serves on a panel of experts for a pre-concert discussion before the Washington Master Chorale's "A Choral Tribute to Leonard Bernstein" concert on October 5 at The National Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the University of Virginia on October 18.  The title of his paper is "Memories Spoken and Unspoken: Hearing the Narrative Voice in Dichterliebe."
    • Alumnus Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) publishes the article "Lukas Foss’s American Works as Expressions of the Immigrant Experience," Journal of Musicological Research 33 (2014): 315–51.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver and alumna Angeline Smith Van Evera (M.M. 2003, Ph.D. 2012) present papers on the same session at the Eightieth Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Milwaukee on November 7.  The title of Dr. Weaver's paper is "Memories Spoken and Unspoken: Hearing the Narrative Voice in Dichterliebe," and the title of Dr. Van Evera's paper is "Schubert, Well Temperament, and the Conception of Key: Defending the Transpositions in Winterreise."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "A Recently Rediscovered Motet by Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III," Early Music 43 (2015): 281–89. 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a presentation in the 2015 Music Scholars Lecture Series at the University of Maryland, College Park on February 20.  The title of the presentation is "The Materiality of Musical Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe: Negotiating the Emperor's Power in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)." 
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for American Music in Sacramento, March 4–8.  The title of her paper is "Chávez, Modern Music, and the New York Scene." 
    • Ph.D. student Tom Rohde gives a pre-concert lecture for a concert of choral music by the Cuban group Camerata Vocale Sine Nomine at the Church of the Epiphany in DC. 
    • Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold and alumna Rachel McNellis (B.M. 2011, M.A. 2014) present papers at the conference Picturing Mary: Mother, Woman, Idea, co-hosted by the National Museum of Women in the Arts and CUA and held in Washington, DC on March 20–21.  The title of Sara's paper is "Tuos misericordes oculos: Transformative Beholding, the Madonna Nicopeia, and Barbara Strozzi's Salve Regina of 1655," and the title of Rachel's paper is "Promoting the Immaculate Conception in Fifteenth-Century Cambrai: Iconography, Devotion, and Theology in Carlier and Du Fay's Recollectio Festorum Beatae Mariae Virginis." 
    • Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold passes her dissertation defense with distinction. 
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) publishes the book Leonard Bernstein and His Young People's Concerts (Rowman & Littlefield), with a forward by Marin Alsop.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson publishes the essay, "The Pan/American Modernisms of Carlos Chávez and Henry Cowell," in Carlos Chávez and His World, ed. Leonora Saavedra (Princeton:  Princeton University Press, 2015). 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is promoted to Ordinary Professor.
  • 2013-2014

    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the conference, "Only the Passions Sing; the Understanding Can But Speak," given at Yale University on September 8 in honor of the retirement of Ellen Rosand.  The title of his paper is "'Encomiums, Hymns, and Triumphs'—with a Catch: Imperial Politics and Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the edition Pietro Verdina, Two Concerted Motets, Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music 28 (September 2013); http://sscm-wlscm.org
    • Ph.D. students Topher Booth and Joseph Mann present papers at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at Shenandoah University on October 5.  The title of Topher's paper is "Preexisting Music as Character Development in Art Cinema," and the title of Joseph's paper is "'Listen to Patience in a Dying Song': Moral and Musical Modeling in A Pilgrimes Solace." 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the essay “Baciami, Claudio: Psychological Depth and Carnal Desire in the Marino Settings of Monteverdi’s Book Seven,” in Word, Image, and Song, Vol. 1: Essays on Early Modern Italy, ed. Rebecca Cypess, Beth L. Glixon, and Nathan Link (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2013), 167–89. 
    • Alumnus (and current music history instructor) Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society in Pittsburgh, November 7–10.  The title of his paper is "Lukas Foss's American Cantata: A 'Lover's Quarrel' with America."  Dr. Andrew H. Weaver chairs a session at the same meeting, and Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is a respondent in a session. 
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson publishes the essay "Manuel M. Ponce's canciones in New York: Mexican Musical Identity and the Mexico Vogue," in Music, Longing and Belonging: Articulations of the Self and the Other in the Musical Realm, ed. Magdalena Waligórska (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), 135–56. 
    • Alumnus Eric Crawford (Ph.D. 2008) releases the CD box set, Gullah: The Voice of an Island (Athenaeum Press), based on his dissertation research. 
    • Alumnus Joey Wilson (M.A./M.S.L.S. 2013) is hired as a Cataloguing Contractor with Alexander Street Press. 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver participates in a roundtable discussion at the 128th Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, DC, January 2–5. The title of the session is “The Challenge of Studying Music and History Together.”
    • Ph.D. student Topher Booth presents a paper at the Royal Musical Association Research Students' Conference at the University of Birmingham, January 6–8. The title of his paper is “Postmodern Sacred Music: Understanding Pärt's Credo as Sermon and Cultural Object.”
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Towards a Narratological Analysis of the Romantic Lied: Events, Voice, and Focalization in Nineteenth-Century German Poetry and Music," Music & Letters 95 (2014): 374–403.
    • Ph.D. student Topher Booth presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 23. The title of his paper is "Textual Film Music and Character Development in Art Cinema."  At the same meeting, alumnus Christopher Bowen (M.M. 2011) presents the paper "'Savage Sumptuousness' in the City of Lights: The Paris Premiere of The Bartered Bride." 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Sixtieth Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in New York City, March 26–29. The title of his paper is "Diplomacy and the Printing Press: Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)." 
    • Alumna Deborah B. Crall (M.A. 2003, Ph.D. 2013) presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the American Musicological Society, April 4–5.  The title of her paper is "Seeing beyond the Local: Do Opera Commissions by Regional Companies Have Universal Appeal?  A Case Study on Libby Larsen."     
    • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin presents a paper at the Spring Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the American Musicological Society on April 5.  The title of her paper is "Documenting the Dry Eyes of Babylon: Examining the Musical Life of Terezin through Original Manuscripts." 
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Twenty-Second Annual Conference of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, April 3–6. The title of his paper is "'Encomiums, Hymns, and Triumphs'—with a Catch: Imperial Politics and Musical Diplomacy in Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus(1648)." 
    • Ph.D. student David Ottinger wins the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, given at the spring meeting of the chapter on April 26.  The title of his winning paper is "Music as Confrontation: Fin-de-siècle Vienna in the First Movement of Mahler's Third Symphony."  Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold is also a finalist for the award. 
    • Ph.D. student Joseph Mann is elected student representative of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society. 
    • Alumnus Matthew Morrison (M.A. 2008) is appointed a postdoctoral fellow at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, in affiliation with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. 
    • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin and alumnus Lars Helgert (Ph.D. 2008) present papers at the conference "Continuities and Ruptures: Artistic Responses to Jewish Migration, Internment and Exile in the Long Twentieth Century," held at the University of Leeds (UK), July 6–8. The title of Karen's paper is "Supporting the Weight of Dignity: Aesthetics and Ethics of Murry Sidlin's The Defiant Requiem," and the title of Dr. Helgert's paper is "The 'Horst Wessel Lied' as Nazi Imagery and Displacement in Two Later Works by Lukas Foss."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Sixteenth Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, held July 9–13 at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. The title of his paper is "Musical Diplomacy at the End of the Thirty Years' War: Negotiating the Emperor's Power in Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)."
    • Ph.D. student Topher Booth publishes the essay "Self-Imagery and Resilience: Hermeneutics of Jewish Sound in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2," in The Jewish Experience in Classical Music: Shostakovich and Asia, ed. Alexander Tentser (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014).
    • Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Silwell publishes the essay "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël, 'Jesous Ahatonnia,'" in Music as Cultural Mission: Explorations of Jesuit Practices in Italy and North America, ed. Anna Harwell Celenza and Anthony DelDonna, Early Modern Catholicism and the Visual Arts 9 (Philadelphia: Saint Joseph's University Press, 2014).
  • 2012-2013

    • Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold receives the Jan LaRue Travel Grant from the American Musicological Society for travel to Europe for research on her dissertation, "'On lightest leaves do I fly': Redemption and the Renewal of Identity in Barbara Strozzi's Sacri affetti musicali."
    • Ph.D. student Topher Booth presents a paper at the symposium "The Jewish Influence on the Music of Shostakovich and Asia" at the University of Arizona on January 13.  The title of his paper, for which he receives a cash prize, is "Self-Imagery and Resilience: A Hermeneutic Analysis of Jewish Sound in Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 2."
    • Ph.D. student Joseph Mann is a finalist for the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
    • Ph.D. student Tom Rodhe publishes eight entries about Brazilian music in the Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music, ed. George Torres (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2013).  The entries are "Antônio Carlos Jobim," "Caetano Veloso," "Chocalho," "Modinha," "Olodum," "Timbalada," "Timbau," and "Violão de Sete Cordas."
    • Alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk (Ph.D. 2011) receives a grant-in-aid from Mu Phi Epsilon, for a book project based on her dissertation on Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the conference "Music and Diplomacy," held at Tufts University and Harvard University on March 1–2.  The title of his paper is “The Early Modern Music Print as Diplomatic Act: Andreas Rauch’s Currus triumphalis musicus (1648).”
    • Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold receives a grant from the Cosmos Club Foundation for travel to Europe for research on her dissertation.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson publishes the article “The Reception of Carlos Chávez’s Horsepower: A Pan-American Communication Failure,” American Music 30 (2012).
    • Ph.D. candidate Sara Pecknold publishes the article "Giuseppe Verdi and the Atoning Cost of Forgiveness" with Gavin D'Costa, New Blackfriars 94 (2013): 603–18.
    • Alumnus Matthew D. Morrison (M.A. 2008, currently a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University) receives the Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship from the American Musicological Society.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is elected to the Council of the American Musicological Society.
  • 2011-2012

    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is appointed Editor of the AMS Newsletter.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is elected Secretary of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a presentation in the Case Western Reserve University Musicology Colloquium series on October 7. The title of his paper is " 'Da hab ich ihr gestanden': Framing the Narrative Voice in Dichterliebe."
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson presents a paper at the conference "Cultural Counterpoints: Examining the Musical Interactions Between the U.S. and Latin America" held at Indiana University on October 19–23. The title of her paper is "Double Meanings in Carlos Chávez's Horsepower."
    • Ph.D. student Caitlin Miller presents a paper at the conference "Women and the 19th-Century Lied" held at the National University of Ireland on December 910. The title of her paper is "Killing Him Softly (or Fiercely) With Her Song: The Loreley as Subject or Object in Two Settings of Heine's Poem."
    • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin presents a paper at the International Terezin Music Conference at Leeds College of Music in the UK, February 26–27. The title of her paper is "We Shall Sing: Rafael Schächter's Defiant Requiem in Terezín."
    • Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin publishes the article "'Defiant' Creativity: Rafael Schächter and Verdi's Requiem in Terezin," Clio's Psyche 18, no. 4 (March 2012): 433–36.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver gives a presentation in the Doctoral of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium series at the Peabody Institute on March 28. The title of his paper is "'Da hab ich ihr gestanden': Dichterliebe and the Telling of Narrative in Song."
    • Ph.D. student Caitlin Miller and Ph.D. candidate Angeline Smith Van Evera are elected to offices in the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, Cait as student representative and Angeline as secretary-treasurer.
    • Ph.D. student Sara Pecknold and Ph.D. candidate Karen Uslin present papers at the Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, George Mason University, April 14. Sara is also a finalist for the Lowens Award for Student Research.
    • Ph.D. student Sara Pecknold wins the Irene Alm Memorial Prize for the best student paper presented at the Twentieth Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 1922. The title of her winning paper is "'On lightest leaves do I fly': Natality and the Renewal of Identity in Barbara Strozzi’s Sacri musicali affetti (1655)."
    • Ph.D. candidate Angeline Smith Van Evera passes her dissertation defense with distinction.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Battling Romantic and Modernist Phantoms: Strauss's Don Quixote and the Conflicting Demands of Musical Modernism," Journal of Musicological Research 31 (2012): 126.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the book Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War (Ashgate).
    • Ph.D. alumna Alicia Kopfstein-Penk's dissertation, "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: Contexts and Canons" is awarded first place in the Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research Contest.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff presents a paper at the International Colloquium “Musical Exchanges 1100–1650: The Circulation of Early Music in Europe and Overseas in Iberian and Iberian-Related Sources,” held in Lisbon, Portugal, June 21–23. The title of his paper is “The View (or Sound) from Mexico: Victoria’s Salve Regina and Other Marian Works in Puebla de los Angelese”
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article “Giorgio Rolla’s Teatro musicale (1649) as an (Unintentional) Contribution to the Public Image of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III,” in Barocco Padano 7: Atti del XV Convegno internazionale sulla musica italiana nei secoli XVII–XVIII, Milano, 14–16 luglio 2009, ed. Alberto Colzani, Andrea Luppi, and Maurizio Padoan (Como: Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi, 2012), 491–504.
  • 2010-2011

    • Ph.D. candidate Nelson Nino passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff publishes a review of Geoffrey Baker, Imposing Harmony: Music and Society in Colonial Cuzco (Durham: Duke University Press, 2008) in the Journal of the American Musicological Society 63 (2010): 652-58.
    • M.A./M.S.L.S. student Thad Garrett is hired as the Music Library Assistant.
    • Dr. Christina Taylor Gibson joins the musicology faculty as a full-time visiting professor.
    • M.A./M.S.L.S. student Joseph Wilson and M.A. student Ben LaPrairie are cast in the CUA Opera Theatre's production of Mozart's Magic Flute, as Tamino and the Speaker respectively.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives a subvention from the Margarita M. Hanson Fund of the American Musicological Society for his forthcoming book, Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War.
    • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell gives a paper at the Schumann Festival at the University of Maryland, College Park on Tuesday, October 19. The title of his paper is "Memories, Dreams, and the Oddly Reminiscent: Hearing the 'Unheard' in Schumann's Lieder und Gesange, op. 96."
    • M.M. Student Christopher Bowen receives a grant from the Eileen Southern Travel Fund to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is a featured guest speaker at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, an event co-sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Literature and the Center for Iberian Music.
    • Laura Yust, M.A. student (and cataloguer at the Library Congress), gives a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Music Library Association in Philadelphia on March 9, speaking about "Identifying Works" on an all-day session titled "Resource Description and Access: A Hands-On Interaction."
    • Ph.D. candidate Angeline Smith wins the Lowens Award for Student Research at the Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, April 2. The title of her winning paper is "Wohin? Toward Rediscovering Forgotten Attributes of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin Through Well-Temperament Analysis.” M.M. student Chris Bowen is also a finalist for the award.
    • Visiting Assistant Professor Christina Taylor Gibson is elected chair of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
    • Ph.D. candidate Ken Stilwell receives a grant from the Cosmos Club Foundation for work on an independent research project titled "Sacred Song: Jesuit Missionaries and the Huron, Mohawk, and Abenaki."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article, "The Rhetoric of Interruption in Giovanni Felice Sances's 'Motetti a voce sola' (1638)," Schütz-Jahrbuch 32 (2010): 127-47.
    • Ph.D. candidate Kenneth Stilwell receives a grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego to fund travel to Europe for his dissertation research.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives a subvention from the AMS 75 PAYS endowment of the American Musicological Society for his forthcoming book, Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III: Representing the Counter-Reformation Monarch at the End of the Thirty Years' War.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff publishes the essay "The Big Sombrero, Dead Professors, and Chant Sources: Aspects of Salamantine Tradition" in Cathedral, City and Cloister: Essays on Manuscripts, Music and Art in Old and New Worlds (Ottawa: Institute of Medieval Music, 2011).
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is promoted to Associate Professor and granted tenure.
    • Undergraduate music history major Rachel McNellis is selected as a full-time summer intern in the Division of the Senior Historian of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
  • 2009-2010

    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver records two podcast lectures ("eInsights") for the Washington National Opera's 2009-10 season.  The lectures, which are available on the Washington National Opera's website, are on Richard Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Richard Wagner's Götterdämmerung.  Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk also records a podcast for Verdi's Falstaff.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article, "Poetry, Music and Fremdartigkeit in Robert Schumann's Hans Christian Andersen Songs, op. 40," Nineteenth-Century Music Review 6, no. 2 (December 2009): 41-69.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver travels to the Netherlands to present a paper at the international conference, "Sacred Music in the Habsburg Empire 1619-1740 and Its Contexts," held at Roosevelt Academy in Middelburg from November 4-7.  The title of his paper is "Representing the Emperor in Sound: Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III at the End of the Thirty Years' War."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, held at Rice University on March 4-7.  The title of his paper is "Putting Words in the Emperor's Mouth: Representations of Emperor Ferdinand III in a Milanese Motet Anthology."
    • Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk wins the Lowens Award for student research at the Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, April 17. The title of her winning paper is "Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts as Political and Social Activism." M.A. student Matthew Wallace is also a finalist for the award.
    • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell is elected as Student Representative of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is appointed Dean of the School of Music, effective May 2010.  Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is appointed Chair of the Musicology Division.
  • 2008-2009

    • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell travels to Fiesole, Italy to present a paper at the conference, "The Jesuits and Music: Scholarship, Patronage, and Performance," held by Georgetown University and the Villa Le Balze on August 29-September 2.  The title of his paper is "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël Jesous Ahatonnia."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society on October 11.  The title of his paper is "Battling Romantic and Modernist Phantoms: Strauss's Don Quixote and the Conflicting Demands of Musical Modernism."
    • Matthew D. Morrison, M.A. Alumnus (2008), matriculates in the Ph.D. program at Columbia University. 
    • The CUA Opera Theater's production of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, produced by Dr. Andrew H. Weaver as part of the "Poppea Project," is favorably reviewed in the Washington Post on April 20 by Joan Reinthaler, who writes, "The result of all this scholarship was coherent and powerful ... because a whole menagerie of personalities and their relationships came across with such dramatic credibility."
    • Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk and MA student Katerina Lichtenwalter are finalists for the Lowens Award for Student Research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
    • Ph.D. student Ken Stilwell presents a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music held at the Eastman School of Music on April 23-26, for which he is a finalist for the Irene Alm Prize for best student paper.  The title of his paper is "Adopting Rituals: The Jesuits and the Huron Noël Jesous Ahatonnia."
    • Caitlin Miller, M.A./M.S.L.S. Alumna (2008), is hired as a full-time reference librarian in the Performing Arts Reading Room of the Library of Congress.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver receives a grant from CUA to conduct research in Prague and Vienna, which he undertakes in July and August.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver travels to Milan to present a paper at the conference, "La musica e il sacro: XV Convegno internazionale sul Barocco padano," held by the Antiquae Musicae Italicae Studiosi of Como on July 14-16.  The title of his paper is "Giorgio Rolla's Teatro musicale (1649) as an (Unintentional) Contribution to the Public Image of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III."
  • 2007-2008

    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff returns from his year-long sabbatical during the 2006-07 school year. While on sabbatical, he published Matins for the Dead in Sixteenth-Century Colonial Mexico: Mexico City Cathedral 3 and Puebla Cathedral 3 (Ottawa: Institute of Medieval Music, 2007).
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes an edition of Giovanni Valentini's Cantate gentes in the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff gives a paper and participates in a roundtable discussion at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society on September 29.  The title of his paper is "Renaissance, Colonial, Neo-Hispanic, or Other? Sixteenth-Century Music in Early Colonial Mexico."
    • M.A. student Matthew Morrison receives a grant from the Eileen Southern Travel Fund to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society.
    • Dr. Grayson Wagstaff is promoted from Associate Professor to Ordinary Professor.
    • Ph.D. Candidate Lars Helgert passes his dissertation defense with distinction.
    • Ph.D. Candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk receives a grant from the Cosmos Club Foundation for work on her dissertation, "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts: Contexts and Canons."
    • Ph.D. student Karen Uslin wins the student prize for a paper she presents at the Spring 2008 SuperRegional Conference of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Chapters of the College Music Society on April 3-5 at Gettysburg College.  The title of her winning paper is "Ainadamar: Golijov's Vision of Federico García Lorca."
    • In a rare sweep, all three finalists for the Lowens Award for student research from the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society are CUA students: Ph.D. students Lars Helgert and Karen Uslin, and M.A./M.S.L.S. student Caitlin Miller.  The award, given at the Spring Meeting on April 12, goes to Caitlin Miller for her paper, "The Madrigals of Maddalena Casulana: Music According to the Male Model?"
    • Ph.D. student Karen Uslin is elected as Student Representative of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society.
    • Ph.D. candidate Alicia Kopfstein-Penk gives a paper at the Boston University Music Society (BUMS) Graduate Student Conference in Musicology, "Music in America," on April 12. The title of her paper is "Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts and the Turbulent 1960s."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes an edition of Antonio Bertali's Lamento della Regina d'Inghilterra in the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the edition, Giovanni Felice Sances, Motetti a 2, 3, 4, e cinque voci (1642), Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era 148 (Middleton, WI: A-R Editions).
    • Janet McKinney, M.A./M.S.L.S. student, is selected as a Junior Fellow Intern at the Library of Congress.
    • Matthew Morrison, M.A. Alumnus, is selected as the first Summer Publications Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.
  • 2006-2007

    • Alex Abdoulaev, M.A. Alumnus (2006), matriculates in the Ph.D. program at Boston University.
    • Christina Svilich, M.A. Alumna (2006), matriculates in the Ph.D. program at the University of Maryland, College Park.
    • Karen Uslin, Ph.D. student, presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, 30 September. The title of her paper is "Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis (1943) from a Narrative Perspective."
    • Ken Stilwell, Ph.D. student, wins the Lowens Award for student research at the Spring Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, 28 April. The title of his winning paper is "Rameau and the 'Noble Savage': Interpreting Compositional Approaches to Les Sauvages."
    • Angeline Smith, Ph.D. student, is elected student representative for the Capital Chapter of the AMS at the spring meeting. Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is elected to his second term as chair of the Chapter.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Divine Wisdom and Dolorous Mysteries: Habsburg Marian Devotion in Two Motets from Monteverdi's Selva morale e spirituale," Journal of Musicology 24 (2007): 237-71.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver travels to England to present a paper at the conference "Strauss Among the Scholars: An International Forum," held at Oxford University, 29 June-1 July. The title of his paper is "Modernism and the Death of the Idealist: Reinterpreting Strauss's Don Quixote."
    • Matthew Morrison, M.A. student, is selected as a Junior Fellow Intern at the Library of Congress.
  • 2005-2006

    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver joins the musicology faculty of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver presents a paper at the Fall Meeting of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society, 1 October. The title of his paper is "The Politics of Printing: Reflections of War in a Motet Print from the Habsburg Court of Ferdinand III (1637-57)."
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver is elected chair of the Capital Chapter of the American Musicological Society at the spring meeting, 22 April.
    • Dr. Andrew H. Weaver publishes the article "Music in the Service of Counter-Reformation Politics: The Immaculate Conception at the Habsburg Court of Ferdinand III (1637-1657)," Music & Letters 87 (2006): 361-78.