Music Lecture: Kendra Leonard (Director, Silent Film Sound & Music Archive)
Friday, January 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
"On Hidden Narratives." Kendra Preston Leonard is a musicologist and music theorist whose work focuses on women and music in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries; and music and screen history, particularly music and adaptations of Shakespeare. She is the 2016 winner of the American Musicological Society's Janet Levy Award; the 2016 Society for American Music's Sight and Sound subvention for her collaborative project with the Silent Film Sound and Music Archive and pianist Ethan Uslan; a 2016 American Music Research Center Fellowship; and a 2016-2017 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship in the Humanities. The Silent Film Sound and Music Archive, of which she is the executive director, is the recipient of a 2016 GRAMMY Foundation Preservation grant.