Feisst wins Irving Lowens Book Award


November 8, 2012

Sabine Feisst, associate professor of music history and literature in the ASU School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts won the Irving Lowens Book Award of the Society for American Music for her monograph "Schoenberg’s New World: The American Years" (Oxford University Press 2011), the first full-length study of Schoenberg’s life and work in the United States.

The volume dispels many myths and fills significant gaps in the existing Schoenberg literature. It traces early American Schoenberg champions and illumines Schoenberg’s socialization in America, his American works and their performance and publication. It also explores his teaching activities and impact on American music after 1945, contributing to a new understanding of Schoenberg’s career. Download Full Image

The Irving Lowens Book Award is given each year for a “book that makes an outstanding contribution to American music studies.” It commemorates Irving Lowens, one of the principal founders and first president of the Society for American Music (1974–81), who laid the foundation for scholarship in American music history. Previous recipients include such noted scholars as Adrienne Fried Block, J. Peter Burkholder, Richard Crawford, Charles Hamm, Howard Pollack, Judith Tick and Denise Von Glahn. The award comprises a plaque and cash award.

"Schoenberg’s New World" was also awarded a PAYS publication subsidy by the American Musicological Society in 2011. It received numerous positive reviews and was praised as “exceedingly thorough study of Schoenberg’s American years” by Alex Ross, author of "The Rest is Noise" and declared “an important book, extensive in its research, lively in its presentation, smartly revisionist in its attitude – all in all, an inspiring homage to an celebration of Schoenberg’s later years” by Howard Pollack, author of "George Gershwin: His Life and Works."

ASU honors its military veterans at Nov. 17 Salute to Service event


November 8, 2012

During the week following Veterans Day, the Arizona State University Alumni Association will partner with the Arizona State University Foundation and Sun Devil Athletics to honor the service of all university faculty, staff, students and alumni who have served in the military. The association will participate in a full slate of events before and during the Nov. 17 home game against Washington State University.

The “Sun Devil Salute to Service” will include a pre-game joint military color guard, comprised of current ASU students, and official recognition of veterans during the game. Current students and alumni who are veterans may purchase game tickets at a special rate and socialize at a tailgate hosted by the Veterans chapter of the Alumni Association.
Christine K. Wilkinson, president of the Alumni Association, said, “We actively have been seeking new ways to support America’s military veterans who are part of the ASU community. We have partnered with the Pat Tillman Foundation and supported their Pat’s Run fundraiser, and we have worked with alumni to create the association’s Veterans chapter. The Sun Devil Salute to Service continues ASU’s engagement with those who have bravely served our country, and we’re pleased to be a part of it.” Download Full Image

Tickets for the Nov. 17 game are available by visiting http://SunDevilTickets.com, selecting “promotions” from the drop-down menu and entering ASUVET when prompted. The veterans tailgate will take place two-and-a-half hours before game time at the Devils on Mill event, which takes place at 6th Street Park in downtown Tempe; it is free to attend with RSVP, and food is available to purchase at the event for $10. To learn more about the Sun Devil Salute to Service, or RSVP for the tailgate, visit http://alumni.asu.edu/salutetoservice. To make a donation to the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, visit http://goo.gl/ywMGn.