SCHOLARSHIP

The intersectional study of classical composers is both pertinent and timely. To better understand the socio-cultural position of historical composers from underrepresented backgrounds, research must call into question the environment in which they operated and the conditions under which they honed their craft.

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Ege's research concerns the necessary—and very exciting—task of excavating the history of twentieth-century African American women in classical music. 

Dr. Ege received the Society for American Music’s Eileen Southern Fellowship (2019) and a Newberry Library Short-Term Residential Fellowship (2019) for her work on women's contributions to concert life in interwar Chicago. The Black Chicago Renaissance is a key area of interest.

Select publications:

“Nora Douglas Holt’s Teachings of a Black Classical Canon.” In The Oxford Handbook of Public Music Theory. Ed. J. Daniel Jenkins (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

“Chicago, the City We Love to Call Home: Intersectionality, Narrativity, and Locale in the Music of Florence Beatrice Price and Theodora Sturkow Ryder.” American Music 39, no. 1. (Forthcoming.)

“Composing a Symphonist: Florence Price and the Hand of Black Women’s Fellowship.” Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture 24 (2020): 7–27.

“The Aesthetics of Florence Price: Negotiating the Dissonances of a New World Nationalism.” Ph.D. dissertation, University of York, 2020.

“Florence Price and the Politics of her Existence.” The Kapralova Society Journal: A Journal of Women in Music 16 (2018): 1–10.

If you’d like to know more about Dr. Ege's scholarship, get in touch.

 
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