Baruch Music Professor Awarded Grant by Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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New York, NY – March 19, 2007—Anne Swartz, a professor of music at Baruch College’s  Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a 2007-2008 short-term grant from the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for her original project "Piano Makers in Russia in the Nineteenth Century."

Professor Swartz served as director of graduate studies for the College’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences from 1999-2001. Her research interests include Russian and East European music, especially that of Chopin, Szymanowska, and Tchaikovsky. Her recent publications include a critical edition, Women Composers Born Between 1700 and 1799: Maria Szymanowska (New York and London: Macmillan, 1998) as well as several scholarly articles in The Polish Review and Cahiers du Monde Russe. She has received research grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and was the winner of Baruch's 2001 Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching.

"I am deeply appreciative of the efforts of The Baruch College Fund for its continuing support of scholarly endeavors through reassigned time for research and publication,” she says.

The Kennan Institute is a nonpartisan institution committed to improving American expertise and knowledge about Russia and other successor states to the Soviet Union through workshops, briefings, and conferences featuring prominent American and Russian scholars and policymakers. The institute brings scholars and government specialists together to discuss political, social, and economic issues affecting this region and place them within a historical context.

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