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Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund for musicological research

The Ora Frishberg Saloman Fund is named in honor of Ora Frishberg Saloman, known for her path-breaking scholarship and graduate teaching, notably research in nineteenth-century trans-Atlantic connections between European and American music criticism and reception history. Ora Frishberg Saloman’s books include Beethoven's Symphonies and J. S. Dwight: The Birth of American Music Criticism (1995) and Listening Well: On Beethoven, Berlioz, and Other Music Criticism in Paris, Boston, and New York, 1764-1890 (2009); among her many scholarly articles are studies of the Leopold Damrosch Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth in Paris, and the music of Berlioz in New York.

Eligibility. The award is to be given annually to one or more doctoral students at or graduates of North American universities to conduct doctoral or post-doctoral musicological research oriented to music criticism and reception history. If they seek to conduct research for their dissertation, they must have completed all other requirements for the Ph.D. If they seek to conduct post-doctoral research, they should have completed the Ph.D. within the past five years. Preference will be given to applicants whose home institutions do not offer financial support for musicological research.

Topical focus. Research oriented to music criticism and reception history

Previous Saloman Award Winners