Laura Brown has been awarded a graduate student summer residency at the Penn State Institute for the Arts and Humanities. The residency program provides eight advanced students in the arts and humanities from throughout the University with a $4,000 summer stipend and the use of an office in Ihlseng Cottage, enabling them to devote the summer session to work on their theses, dissertations or degree-required final creative projects.
From Erie, Pennsylvania, Laura is pursuing the Integrated Undergraduate-Graduate degree in musicology along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian. Her research project, "The Early Compositional Education of Sergey Prokofiev: A Survey of Pedagogy, Aesthetics, and Influence," is advised by Dr. Charles Youmans. For the full story, click here.