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Laurie McManus (W&M '04) Wins American Brahms Association Award

Laurie McManusLaurie McManus (W&M '04, History and Music), a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, was recently announced as the winner of this year's Karl Geiringer Scholarship in Brahms Studies.  This highly competitive award is offered annually by the American Brahms Society to a single individual.  It carries a stipend to support the research and writing of McManus's dissertation, which analyzes sexual  rhetoric in German music criticism in the late nineteenth century.  McManus will be recognized by the American Brahms Society at their convocation during the annual meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory on November 5 in Indianapolis.