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SARAH ELAINE NEILL
Ph.D. in Musicology, Duke University, 2014
Dissertation: “The Modernist Kaleidoscope: Schoenberg’s Reception History in England, America, Austria and Germany 1908-1924.” Advisor: Dr. R. Larry Todd, Arts & Sciences Professor of Music.
Committee: Dr. Severine Neff, Dr. Philip Rupprecht, Dr. John Supko, Dr. Jacqueline Waeber.
Certificate in College Teaching, Duke University, 2014
M.A. in Musicology, Duke University, 2011
B.A. in Music, Trinity University, 2009
B.A. in German Literature, Trinity University, 2009
Summa cum laude
Honors Thesis: “The Trouble with Nationalism: ‘Englishness’ in the Quartets of Britten, Tippett, and Vaughan Williams.” Advisor: Dr. Carl Leafstedt, Associate Professor of Music.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2016 Rudolph Ganz Fellowship, Newberry Library (Chicago)
2014 Dissertation Research Travel Grant: Domestic, Duke University (New York City)
2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University (Washington D.C.)
2014 Conference Travel Award, Duke University
2013, 2014 Summer Research Fellowship, Duke University (Vienna, Austria)
2010-2014 Departmental Teaching Assistantship, Duke University
2009-2014 Beinecke Scholarship, Beinecke Scholarship Fund
2009-2014 Departmental Fellowship, Duke University
2009-2013 James B. Duke Fellowship, Duke University
Phi Beta Kappa
Duke Society of Fellows
2015 “Arnold Schoenberg and Anton Webern Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38.” CD Review. Nineteenth-Century Music Review. 12.2 (December 2015): 402-405.
2015 “Antonín Dvořák, Symphony No. 7, Op. 70, edited by Jonathan Del Mar.” Score Review. Nineteenth-Century Music Review. 12.2 (December 2015): 411-413.
2013 “Johannes Brahms. Albumblatt für Klavier.” Score Review. Nineteenth-Century Music Review. 10.1 (June 2013): 198-201.
2016 “Frederick Stock and the Sound of European Cosmopolitanism in Chicago.” Paper to be presented at Music History and Cosmopolitanism conference, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 1-3 June 2016.
2016 “James Huneker and the Construction of Musical Modernism through Language in the U.S., 1900-1914.” Paper to be presented at Music Criticism in the Twentieth Century in America and the English-Speaking World conference, hosted by the Franco-American Foundation/Université de Rennes 2, Paris, June 2016.
2015 “Bloom’s Taxonomy and Differentiated Learning in the Gifted Classroom.” Presentation given during instructor training, Duke University Talent Identification Program, Rice University, 2 June 2015.
2014 “Waiting for Erwartung: Audience Expectations and Schoenberg’s Operatic Success in Prague.” Paper delivered at AMS Southeast Chapter Meeting at the University of South Carolina, 11 October 2014.
2014 “Genre and Reception in Schoenberg’s Das Buch der hängenden Gaerten Op. 15, No. 15.” Paper delivered at Dissonant Discourses? Finding Harmonies in Music and German Studies, hosted by the German Graduate Student Association of Vanderbilt University, 22 February 2014.
2013 “Music as Commodity: The Reception of Arnold Schoenberg’s Op. 16 in America, 1913-1914.” Presentation given to the Society for Duke Fellows, Duke University, 3 December 2013.
2011 “Musical Autonomy, Social Commentary: Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and the Culture of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna.” Paper delivered at the South Central Graduate Student Consortium, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 16 September 2011.
MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS
Monographs and Book Chapters
“The European Tour of 1959 and Bernstein as Eisenhower’s American Cultural Ambassador.” In Leonard Bernstein and the Nation’s Capital: Works, Politics, Performances. Edited by Daniel Abraham, Alicia Kopfstein-Penk, and Andrew H. Weaver.
European Musical Modernism and the American Audience, 1880-1940. Monograph.
“Othered Deutschtum: Culture, Politics, and the Reception of Modernism in Prague, 1918-1924.”
Archival research at the New York Public Library, New York City (July 2014).
Consulted the Marya Freund collection regarding performances and correspondence relating to Arnold Schoenberg.
Archival research at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. (July 2014).
Consulted Steuermann, Klemperer, Moldenauer, Zemlinsky, Kolisch and Friends of Music collections, among others, for information regarding performances of Schoenberg’s works and their reception.
Archival research at the Arnold Schoenberg Center, Vienna, Austria (June-July 2013).
Worked with manuscripts, autograph scores, first editions, letters, contemporary music reviews, and contemporary publications relating to Arnold Schoenberg and his reception history during the early 20th century, especially in Vienna and Austria, but also in the United States, Great Britain, and Germany.
TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC
2016 Twentieth Century Opera (advanced majors).
St. Leo University, Army Education Center, Fort Eustis, VA.
2016 Spirituals to Rock and Roll: The Story of How American Popular Music Conquered the World (non-majors, non-traditional students).
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
2015 Writing Across Cultures: Music, Gender, and Nationality: Creating and Expressing Identity through Listening (non-majors, non-native speakers).
Duke University, Durham, NC
2014 Freshman Writing Seminar: Music and Scandal (non-majors).
2013 Theory and Practice of Tonal Music, I, Aural Skills Lab (majors).
2015 Spirituals to Rock and Roll (non-majors, non-traditional students). St. Leo University, Fort Eustis, VA.
Topics: Early American Secular and Sacred Music, 1700-1900.
2013 Freshman Writing Seminar, Cover of the Rolling Stone (non-majors). Duke University.
Topic: Schoenberg and His Critics: The Role of Music Criticism in Fin-de- siècle Vienna.
2015 Academic Coordinator, Duke University Talent Identification Program, Rice University.
American Musicological Society – National and Southeast Chapter
Society for American Music
College Music Society
German – fluent (reading and writing); proficient (speaking)
French – proficient (reading)