Darren Mueller (Ph.D. 2015) has been awarded the Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award by the Society for American Music

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Mueller received the award for his dissertation "At the Vanguard of Vinyl: A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz.”

The Wiley Housewright Dissertation Award is designed to recognize a single dissertation on American music for its exceptional depth, clarity, significance, and overall contribution to the field. American music is interpreted in all its historical and contemporary styles and contexts, including, but not limited to art and popular musics, the musics of ethnic groups and minorities, and the full range of activities associated with music. "America" is understood here to embrace North America (Canada, The United States, and Mexico), including Central America and the Caribbean, and aspects of its cultures elsewhere in the world.

Darren Mueller is Assistant Professor of Musicology at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. His dissertation advisor at Duke was Louise Meintjes.

Read "At the Vanguard of Vinyl: A Cultural History of the Long-Playing Record in Jazz.”