Faculty Member Selected as Institute Fellow
Dr. Kathleen Costello, Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures at St. John Fisher College, was recently selected to be an institute fellow for the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Ethnomusicology and Global Culture. The Institute took place at Wesleyan College in Connecticut from June 20-July 1.
Costello received a stipend to participate, and attended daily sessions presented by Wesleyan faculty and six guest lecturers. Evening sessions consisted of group discussions coupled with musical performances. In addition, fellows took part in small-group sessions and individual meetings with the Ethnomusicology faculty at Wesleyan to discuss individual projects. The group also looked at case studies from around the world that offered valuable teaching strategies for their own curriculum.
At the end of the Institute, each fellow presented their project. Costello's project focused on contemporary Spanish music and its relationship to music of Africa, the African diaspora, and transnational Hispanic identity.
The Institute was supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.