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Musicologist Andrea Olmstead is the author of four books about the modernist American composer Roger Sessions, published by Routledge, Northeastern University Press, and UMI Research Press, as well as of Juilliard: A History (University of Illinois Press). She has held three National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, been a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome eight times, and a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts on four occasions.
Olmstead has taught Music History at The Juilliard School, The New England Conservatory of Music, and at the University of Massachsetts–Amherst. She served as the Christopher Hogwood Research Fellow for the Handel & Haydn Society Chorus and Orchestra.
The librettist of Larry Bell’s opera Holy Ghosts, www.holyghoststheopera.com, based on Romulus Linney’s play, she produced the opera as well as sixteen CDs of Bell’s music.
on Oct. 13, 2012 :
This is an excellent blend of musical, literary, and social history about a fascinating woman, thoroughly researched and beautifully presented. Congratulations to the author!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)