Musicology graduate student Alison Maggart wins Ingolf Dahl Award

Alison Maggart, a PhD candidate in the USC Thornton Musicology program, became the first USC student in six years to win the prestigious Ingolf Dahl Award in Musicology from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society. The award was established by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the American Musicological Society in 1971 in memory of the late USC professor Ingolf Dahl and is awarded for the best student paper presented at the annual joint meeting of the Northern California and Pacific Southwest chapters.

A recipient of a University of Southern California Endowed Arnold Fellowship, Maggart’s paper was entitled “‘Emil Schmorg’ or Till Eulenspiegel? A Newly Discovered Cadenza by Richard Strauss.” Last year, she presented a paper entitled “America’s Past(time): Baseball, Atemporality, and Milton Babbitt’s Whirled Series,” at the American Musicological Society’s annual meeting.