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February 19, 2007

Music professor awarded model grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

By Scott Rappaport

Music professor Leta Miller has received a $24,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a book project titled "San Francisco's Musical Life, 1906-45." The award was designated as a We the People grant--a special recognition given by the NEH for model projects that advance the study, teaching, and understanding of American history and culture.

Leta Miller

Leta Miller
Photo: Scott Rappaport

This project builds on Miller's research in mid-20th-century American experimental music over the last decade. She has published two books on composer Lou Harrison, as well as a critical edition of his works for Music in the United States of America (MUSA). Since 2000, Miller has also written more than a dozen articles on John Cage, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and others for such publications as American Music, 20th-Century Music, the Journal of Musicology, Musical Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society. She is currently the executive director of the Arts Research Institute at UCSC.

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