December 05, 2012
National honors for Eastman musicologist Michael Anderson
Michael Alan Anderson, assistant professor of musicology, has received two national awards. He was awarded the Deems Taylor Award, presented annually by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers to authors and journalists for outstanding print, broadcast, and new media coverage of music. Anderson was recognized for his article “Fire, Foliage, and Fury: Vestiges of Midsummer Ritual in Motets for John the Baptist,” which appeared in the journal Early Music History by Cambridge University Press. Anderson also received the American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award, which recognizes efforts between scholars and performers to foster outstanding contributions to historical performing practices. Teaming up with University of Oregon music historian Lori Kruckenberg, Anderson and the Chicago-based vocal ensemble Schola Antiqua received the award for “Sounding the Neumatized Sequence.” He’s pictured discussing the music of a 15th-century manuscript from Turin during a Schola Antiqua performance.