DMA Student Angela Kratchmer Wins First Prize in the  2020 David Dalton Viola Research Competition

DMA Student Angela Kratchmer Wins First Prize in the 2020 David Dalton Viola Research Competition

By UM News

DMA Student Angela Kratchmer Wins First Prize in the 2020 David Dalton Viola Research Competition

By UM News
Ms. Kratchmer was selected for her paper The Widmann Viola Concerto: Harold in Italy for the Postmodern Age.
The Frost School of Music at the University of Miami congratulates current DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) student and viola studio teaching assistant Angela Kratchmer on winning first prize in the annual David Dalton Viola Research Competition.   Ms. Kratchmer was selected for her paper The Widmann Viola Concerto: Harold in Italy for the Postmodern Age.
 
“I’m so proud of Angela, stated Jodi Levitz, Professor of Viola, Department of Instrumental Performance.   “As a result of  winning first prize in the Dalton Research Competition, her paper will be published in a future edition of the prestigious Journal of the American Viola Society, which publishes research of lasting historical value.”
 
Angela Kratchmer stated:  "The impetus for this project occurred during a doctoral Seminar in Contemporary Performance Practice under the guidance of Professor Scott Flavin last spring. In this course, I had the opportunity to integrate my interest in postmodern subjectivity with previous research about Berlioz's Harold in Italy to establish a conceptual framework that situates Jörg Widmann's Viola Concerto (2015) as a travel narrative for the twenty-first century." 
 
The David Dalton Viola Research Competition is held annually to encourage and support research among their student members. Founded in 1999 and named in honor of the Journal of the American Viola Society’s first editor, the competition offers attractive prizes and the opportunity to be published in a peer-reviewed journal.