Illinois Wesleyan Professor Receives Award for Dissertation
Assistant Professor of Music Brian Russell
January 13, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University Assistant Professor of Music Brian
Russell was recently awarded the American Choral Directors Association’s (ACDA) Julius
Herford Prize for his dissertation titled “The Psalm Settings of Telemann: A Study
in Performance Practice with Critical Editions of Seven Psalms for SATB Voices and
Nominations for this award are accepted annually for doctoral recipients who procured
their degree in the year prior to their nomination. The winner is someone whose dissertation,
document, thesis, or treatise can be considered to be an “outstanding doctoral terminal
research project in choral music,” according to the Julius Herford Prize Subcommittee
of the ACDA.
Russell received his bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and
his master’s degree in conducting from the Eastman School of Music. In addition to
teaching at Illinois Wesleyan, Russell directs the University Choir.
Contact: Kasey Evans ’12, (309) 556-3181