The Society for American Music (SAM) is delighted to announce the establishment of the Robert Walser and Susan McClary Fellowship, an annual award for Ph.D. candidates that seeks to diversify the field of scholars working in American music. The couple has endowed the fellowship with a $1.2 million gift that is partly a bequest and partly an outright contribution. SAM will begin naming Walser-McClary Fellows in 2018. Applications for the inaugural award are due on Nov. 1, 2017, and information can be found at http://american-music.org/.
“The Society for American Music is profoundly grateful to Robert Walser and Susan McClary for this extraordinary gift, which is the largest the Society has ever received,” said Sandra Graham, SAM President. “It couldn’t be more timely – now more than ever we need diverse voices in our work. The Walser-McClary fellowship will have a deep impact on American music scholarship and on SAM beyond our lifetimes.”
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