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Student Spotlight – Benjamin P. Skoronski

Benjamin Patrick Skoronski 
Master’s degree in musicology 
The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music

Why did you choose the Fred Fox School of Music?

I chose the Fred Fox School of Music in order to study with the excellent musicology faculty, whose research interests parallel closely with my own. Dr. Matthew Mugmon shares my historical impetus, driven by an interest in archival research. He is interested in modernism and its reception in the United States, especially as it pertains to minority musicians. Dr. John Brobeck represents my secondary research interest of early music, in my case focused largely upon Baroque polyphony.

What is your research topic?

It comes as no surprise that women have been seriously underrepresented in music scholarship and the arts in general only until very recently. As such, the narrative of Music History is dominated by men, primarily composers. While these figures remain important to the trajectory of the historical narrative, our understanding of that narrative is one-sided as many equally significant women have been lost to the footnotes and appendices of our historical accounts. I was drawn to this research topic to contribute a fresh perspective to the conversation, examining the role of female-led music clubs in the dissemination of modernism in 1920’s America.

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The University of Arizona Museum of Art reopens this Sunday with a free Community Day with the institution’s largest exhibition of the last decade. ‘The Art of Food’ is the next event in the Arizona Arts Signature Series.

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Fitting for Tucson, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., "The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation" offers something for every palette.

Join us on the exhibition’s opening day, Oct. 24 from 12-4p, for food-inspired art and festivities!

Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities like a community food-themed mural, demonstrations by local artists and performances by community organizations. Bring your non-perishable food items for the @uacampuspantry!

(Admission is FREE thanks to support from the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund.)

Image: Enrique Chagoya, "The Enlightened Savage, edition 14/40", 2002, Digital pigment prints on paper wrapped around can with silkscreened cardboard box, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Photo: Aaron Wessling Photography.
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The University of Arizona Museum of Art reopens this Sunday with a free Community Day with the institution’s largest exhibition of the last decade. ‘The Art of Food’ is the next event in the Arizona Arts Signature Series.

https://azart.fyi/ArtofFood

Fitting for Tucson, the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the U.S., The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation offers something for every palette.

Join us on the exhibition’s opening day, Oct. 24 from 12-4p, for food-inspired art and festivities!

Visitors of all ages can enjoy hands-on art activities like a community food-themed mural, demonstrations by local artists and performances by community organizations. Bring your non-perishable food items for the @uacampuspantry!

(Admission is FREE thanks to support from the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund.)

Image: Enrique Chagoya, The Enlightened Savage, edition 14/40, 2002, Digital pigment prints on paper wrapped around can with silkscreened cardboard box, Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, Photo: Aaron Wessling Photography.Image attachment
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