Ethnomusicologist Named American Folklore Society Prize Finalist

Following the Drums_African American Fife_Drum Music in Tennessee

John Shaw (BM ’93, MM ’20) was recognized for his Following the Drums: African American Fife & Drum Music in Tennessee, published by the University Press of Mississippi, as one of four finalists for the Wayland D. Hand Prize from the American Folklore Society for an outstanding book integrating folkloristic and historical approaches and/or evidence out…

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cordara Harper

Cordara Harper

Cordara Harper is an acclaimed versatile musician active as a music educator, instructional leader, choral conductor, vocalist, pianist and strategic coach. A passionate educator, researcher, and conductor, Harper earned his Ph.D. in Music Education with a cognate in Choral Conducting from the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in August 2023. His research interests include…

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