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 and illuminating the narratives of their British counterparts. 

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.

Selected publications:

“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.

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