GC Student Melissa Khong Wins Belgium American Educational Foundation Fellowship

The Graduate Center Music Program is pleased to announce the recent success of musicology doctoral student Melissa Khong in winning a prestigious fellowship from the Belgium American Educational Foundation. The research fellowship will provide funding for Melissa to spend the next the next academic year in Brussels and Liège to consult and study numerous manuscripts of the Belgian composer, Guillaume Lekeu (1870-1894). In the words of Ms. Khong:


“This opportunity will provide the primary material for my dissertation, which aims to investigate the evolution of Lekeu’s musical style and to bring his works to greater recognition. Lekeu, whose musical language was largely influenced by Beethoven, Wagner, Franck, and the symbolist movement, fell into obscurity since his premature death at the age of twenty-four. This dissertation thus aims to be the first major study of the composer in the English language.”

Congratulations, Melissa!


For more information about the Belgium American Educational Foundation and the Fellowship awarded to Ms. Khong, see the BAEF website on Fellowships for study or research in Belgium.
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