Graduate Student News
Kira Gaillard received a 2023 James and Lilian Pruett Graduate Research Fellowship and researched the 1970s “hollerin” contests of Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina at Wilson Library this past summer. Her work examines connections to nostalgia, performativity, and the rural exotic in the American South through the expressive formats of the contest. Through the fellowship, she will conduct archival research on the library’s resources and process collections identified by the Wilson Library staff.
Tara Jordan received a Dissertation Completion Fellowship and a Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant from the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. She traveled to New York City and Rochester, New York, Thessaloniki, Greece, and Bitola, North Macedonia to complete dissertation research.
Sara Lindmark was the 22-23 Arts Everywhere Graduate Music Technology Fellow and assisted Teaching Assistant Professor Suzi Analogue in leading the Beat Lab.
Kari Lindquist received the Kevin F. Satisky & Judith M. Thorn Summer Research Fellowship from the Graduate School and a Bordin/Gillette Fellowship for dissertation research at the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan. She presented a paper at the Gender Relations in Wind Bands Conference hosted by the International Center for Wind Music Research in Oberschützen.
Destiny Meadows presented “Music Video Creation by Activists during the United States HIV/AIDS Epidemic (1987–1995)” at the 2023 Society for American Musicology conference in Minneapolis.
Briana M. Nave presented “Less is More: Performance of “Authentic” Personae in Minimalist Music Video” at the 2023 Society for American Musicology conference in Minneapolis.
Matteo Sammartano received a 2023 James and Lilian Pruett Graduate Research Fellowship and researched the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau Records at the Library of Congress in the summer of 2023.
Kendall Winter enjoyed a busy conference presentation schedule this year, giving papers on her dissertation research at the annual meetings of both the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music, the UNC Music Department’s Symposium honoring Annegret Fauser, and the UNC-KCL Graduate Music Student Conference. With the return to in-person conferencing, Kendall is grateful for financial support she received from the Graduate Student Transportation Award (UNC), the Michael Pisani Student Travel Award (SAM), and the King’s College Fund (UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities). Though she delighted in serving as the Teaching Associate for two undergraduate courses in Spring 2023 and looks forward to teaching a 2023 Summer course, Kendall is eager to undertake dissertation writing full-time as the recipient of a 2023-24 Dissertation Completion Fellowship (UNC).