The Eastman School of Music proudly announces that four members of the Eastman community were recently given 2007 Fulbright Awards to live and study abroad:
Jay Kacherski, Masters of Music in Guitar Performance Alumnus (2005) from Hopewell Junction, New York, was awarded a Fulbright grant to spend a year in Mexico City, Mexico, researching, studying and performing contemporary Mexican classical guitar music at the Escuela Nacional de Musica (National School of Music). After his year in Mexico, Jay plans to publish his findings about new classical guitar music for Soundboard magazine and to give a series of lecture recitals at the Eastman School of Music and elsewhere.
John Koslovsky, Ph.D. candidate in Music Theory (2009) from Huntington, New York, was awarded a Fulbright grant to research Felix Salzer, an Austrian-born musicologist, in Vienna, Austria. Salzer immigrated to the U.S. in 1939 during World War II, and much information about his life in Vienna has been forgotten or misunderstood. John plans to research and archive his life and scholarship. John’s research in Vienna will be the basis for his dissertation on Salzer’s work and life.
Adam Peithmann, Bachelor of Music candidate in Organ Performance (2007) from Hebron, Nebraska, was awarded a Fulbright grant to study the organ works of Dietrich Buxtehude on North German Baroque instruments with Professor Harald Vogel at the Hochschule für Kunst in Bremen, Germany. Adam’s studies will include participation in lessons, lectures, recitals and excursions to various cities to tour North German Baroque instruments. After his year in Germany, Adam plans to continue his organ studies in a graduate program.
Anton (TJ) Grasch, a bachelor’s degree candidate in voice (2007), has received a Teaching Fulbright. He will travel to Austria to teach English in an Austrian university/high school next year, while exploring options for voice study in Austrian conservatories.
The Fulbright Program for U.S. students is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Named after its creator Senator J. William Fulbright, it is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. The Program was established in 1946 by the U.S. Congress to “enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and people of other countries.” Since the establishment of the Program, more than 45,000 students from the United States and 148,000 students from other countries have benefited from the Fulbright experience.
U.S. Fulbright Student alumni populate an entire range of professions and include heads of state, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, members of Congress, judges, heads of corporations, university presidents, journalist, artists, professors, and teachers. Actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer and Eastman School of Music alumna Renée Fleming, and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.
More information on the Fulbright Program can be found at http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about.html or https://www.esm.rochester.edu/careers/fulbright.php
The Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester educates talented musicians from around the world who become leaders and innovators in all fields of music. Established in 1921 by Eastman Kodak Company founder and visionary George Eastman, the School has achieved international prominence through its commitment to the highest standards of artistry, scholarship, and leadership.
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