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Peter Schmelz

October 05, 2015

Peter Schmelz, associate professor of musicology in the School of Music, was recently named an award recipient in the 47th annual ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Awards, which honor outstanding print, broadcast and new media coverage of music.

"My article discusses the Symphony no. 5 by Ukrainian composer Valentin Silvestrov (b. 1937), considering the symphony's relation to both his 'post' style and sociopolitical developments in the late USSR," says Schmelz. "I'm very pleased with this honor, and hope this recognition will spur further interest in the music of this important contemporary composer."

The award recipients will be honored on Nov. 17 at a special invitation-only ceremony and reception hosted by Paul Williams, president of the ASCAP Foundation, at their New York offices.