Congratulations to Jacek Blaszkiewicz, a former Cali School student in piano performance (B.M.), who has won a prestigious Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Musicological Society. The Award is awarded solely on the basis of academic merit.
Jacek is currently a PhD candidate in musicology at the Eastman School of Music. After graduating summa cum laude from MSU, Jacek earned an M.A. in Music History & Theory from Stony Brook University. He is completing a dissertation, “City Myths: Music and Urbanism in Second-Empire Paris,” which explores the ways in which music helped articulate urban identity during a period of intense architectural, economic, and cultural change in the nineteenth century. Jacek’s research has been supported by a Fulbright Fellowship, the Elizabeth Bartlet Grant from the American Musicological Society, and the Eastman School of Music. He has presented his work at conferences in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Italy.