Brian Russell

Assistant Professor of Music Brian Russell

Illinois Wesleyan Professor Receives Award for Dissertation

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 Orchestra.”

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.

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