Graff has been awarded an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship. The award is given by the American Musicological Society to up to 3 graduate students annually. Peter’s dissertation is entitled “Music, Entertainment, and the Negotiation of Ethnic Identity in Cleveland’s Neighborhood Theaters, 1915-1925.”
Romey has been awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for his dissertation “Popular Song, Opera Parody, and the Construction of Parisian Spectacle, 1648 – 1713.”
These are the two most prestigious awards for graduate students in musicology and the humanities.
In addition, the Department of Music has several winners of “Best Graduate Student Paper” awards at national and international conferences: Peter Graff (International Association for the Study of Popular Music, US-Branch), Brian Wright (Society for American Music), and Rachel McNellis (Medieval Academy of America).