Rose Term Chair: Larry Bernstein, Music

Rose Term Chair:
Dr. Bernstein of Music

Dr. Lawrence F. Bernstein, graduate chair who has been the Leonard A. Shapiro Term Professor of Music, will become the Karen and Gary Rose Term Professor in January, SAS Dean Rosemary Stevens has announced. He succeeds Dr. Michael Useem, who has left SAS to assume a full appointment at Wharton.

Dr. Bernstein an award-winning teacher, of both Ira Abrams Award (1993) and the Lindback Award (1994). He took his Ph.D. in 1969 from NYU and came to Penn in 1970. A specialist in music of the Renaissance, he publishes frequently on the 16th-century chanson--its origin, sources, dissemination, regional characteristics, and style history. Among his recent works is a two-volume edition with commentary of a Venetian chansonnier. Current projects include a history of the 16th-century chanson for Oxford University Press and a study of the music of Johannes Ockeghem.

Dr. Bernstein has won numerous prizes including the Alfred Einstein prize of the American Musicological Society in 1974, the National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship in 1978, the Delmas Foundation grant in 1979, the American Philosophical Society grant in 1983 and the Guggenheim fellowship in 1987.

The Rose chair was established in December 1991 by the two Penn alumni for whom it is named. Mr. Rose, a 1967 graduate of the College, is a partner at Goldman, Sachs & Company in New York. Mrs. Rose is a 1967 graduate of the College for Womenwho also has a masters degree from GSE. They have also supported the Writing Across the University program and several athletic programs at Penn.


Tuesday, December 5, 1995
Volume 42 Number 14

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