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Graduating Music Major Thomas Nielsen Wins Evans Traveling Fellowship and PBK!

Thomas NielsenThe Ethnomusicology community at Columbia congratulates graduating Music Major Thomas Nielsen, who has been awarded the Evans Traveling Fellowship by Columbia College to pursue research on the relatively undocumented history of New Zealand composer Alfred Hill's use of Indigenous (Maori) musical elements in his works at the turn of the 20th century.  Thomas developed this interest in representations of Indigenous music by nationalist classical composers with a research paper on the Indianist Composers of the early 20th century, a project that began in "The Social Science of Music" as a term paper.  Thomas has also been awarded Phi Beta Kappa and been accepted into an MA program at Oxford University. 
Congratulations Thomas!

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