Candace Bailey

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Candace Bailey

The Kate Van Winkle Keller Fellowship is funded by an endowment established by Kate’s family and friends and by the Society for American Music (SAM), of which Kate was a founding member and the first Executive Director. The fellowship supports research at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) for scholars at all levels (graduate student to senior scholar) engaged in scholarly research and writing on American music or dance, which must be appropriate to research collections at the AAS. Dr. Bailey will be extending her research in American women’s music of the nineteenth century to include women from the Northeast. Her specific project at the AAS concerns women as collectors, particularly those who amassed numerous binder’s volumes over a long period.

Candace Bailey won the 2016 Judith Tick Fellowship from the Society for American Music for research in women in American music. She was also the recipient of a 2015-16 National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Award and received the Hampsong Fellowship in American Song for her project "Music in Charleston's Historic Homes." The Hampson Fellowship is awarded by the Society for American Music (SAM).

In the Fall of 2016, Dr. Bailey was an invited lecturer at Porter-Campbell Symposium, Center for American Music, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder (Oct. 2016) and delivered a Distinguished Alumna presentation, UNC-Greensboro (Nov. 2016). She also delivered invited lectures abroad in Royaumont Abbey (Paris), Tatton Park (UK), and elsewhere. In April 2017, she will give the keynote for the Midwest Victorian Studies Association (Stedman Lecture).

Dr. Bailey is Professor of Music at North Carolina Central University.

Selected publications include:

Beyond Boundaries: The Transmission of Music in Early Modern Britain, co-editor with Linda Austern and Amanda Eubanks Winkler,  Indiana University Press, 2017.

“Binder’s Volumes as Commonplace Books “The Challenge of Domesticity in Men’s Manuscripts in Restoration England” in Beyond Boundaries: The Transmission of Music in Early Modern Britain (above).

“Binder’s Volumes as Musical Commonplace Books: The Transmission of Cultural Codes in the Antebellum South,” The Journal of the Society of American Music 10, 446-469. Nominated for ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Award.

Charleston Belles Abroad: The Music Collections of Harriet Lowndes, Henrietta Aiken, and Louisa Rebecca McCord. University of South Carolina Press, 2019.

and forthcoming from Univ. of Illinois Press: Women, Music, and the Performance of Gentility in the Mid-Nineteenth Century South.