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Alumna, now Texas professor to present Library Athenaeum session about musicology

An Austin Peay State University alumna who teaches music at a university in Texas will present the next session of APSUs 2008-09 Library Athenaeum program.

Dr. Yvonne Kendall, associate professor of music at the University of Houston, will present Adventures in Musicology – I Get Paid for This?!? at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 in Woodward Library. Students are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.
An Austin Peay State University alumna who teaches music at a university in Texas will present the next session of APSU's 2008-09 Library Athenaeum program.

Dr. Yvonne Kendall, associate professor of music at the University of Houston, will present “Adventures in Musicology — I Get Paid for This?!?” at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 in Woodward Library. Students are encouraged to attend. The event is free and open to the public.

Kendall earned her bachelor's degree in music from APSU and a master's degree in flute performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where she also studied with noted dance history scholar Julia Sutton. She received her doctorate in early music from Stanford University, specializing in historical dance and dance music. Her dissertation was the first translation of Cesare Negri's Italian dance treatise “Le gratie d'amore” (1602) into English. Her work has been published in Early Music, Music & Letters and the Renaissance Quarterly, among others.

Following Stanford, Kendall was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. A performer as well as scholar, she has performed with Ars Lyrica Houston, Houston Bach Society and Mercury Baroque and has studied and performed at the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute.

The Library Athenaeum series, launched in 2007, has three purposes:
• To conduct events that promote and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region.
• To reach out to students and make connections with them in places other than the classroom.
• To portray the library as a place to share, explore, discuss and think about ideas and events.

The Library Athenaeum will consist of speeches or presentations, panel discussions, debates, readings and performances. Faculty, staff and students are invited to submit proposals for future presentations. Proposal forms and additional information can be found on the Library Athenaeum Web site at http://library.apsu.edu/events/athenaeum.htm.

For more information about the Library Athenaeum series, contact Joe Weber, director of library services at APSU, by telephone at 221-7613 or by e-mail at weberj@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger