ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Jennifer Ronyak of Akron. Ohio, a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has been awarded a 10-month research grant from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for dissertation research in Berlin during the 2007-2008 school year.
Jennifer’s dissertation, Performing the Lied, Performing the Self: Enacting German Subjectivity through Lied Performance in Germany, 1789-1830, will examine the cultural practice of performing the Lied, or German art song, in Berlin’s salons and early public concerts, and its relation to German literary identity.
Eastman student Sheryl Hadeka, an undergraduate horn student also received a 2007 DAAD grant, which will enable her to take a month-long language course in Germany.
The DAAD is a publicly funded independent organization of higher education institutions in Germany. Its 14 international offices provide information as well as financial support to more than 50,000 highly qualified students and faculty per year for international research and study. For more information about DAAD, visit www.daad.org.
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