Bergeron receives two major honors

 Katherine Bergeron

Bergeron receives two major honors

Katherine Bergeron, dean of the College and professor of music, has been awarded two major honors this month for her book, Voice Lessons: French Mélodie in the Belle Epoque, published by Oxford University Press. The book examines the modern musical art known as la mélodie française and its rise to prominence in the years around 1900. On Nov. 12, 2011, Bergeron received the 2011 Otto Kinkeldey Award, the highest honor accorded by the American Musicological Society (AMS). The award citation praised Voice Lessons as an “absorbing, even gripping account whose groundbreaking effort to deal with sound as a historical object offers a model for scholars of vocal music.” Three days later, Bergeron was honored with the Deems Taylor Award from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), which recognizes excellence in a work of music criticism published the previous year.