Professor honored by Society for American Music

Leta Miller (photo by Scott Rappaport)

Professor of music Leta Miller has received the Lowens Award from The Society for American Music for the best article published on American music in 2006. Miller was honored for her article "Henry Cowell and John Cage: Intersections and Influences, 1933-1941," published in the Journal of the American Musicological Society. The award was announced last weekend at the Society for American Music's annual meeting, held in San Antonio.

Since 2000, Miller has written more than a dozen articles on John Cage, Henry Cowell, Charles Ives, and others for such publications as American Music, 20th-Century Music, the Journal of Musicology, Musical Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society.

In 2007, Miller received a $24,000 fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for a book project titled "San Francisco's Musical Life, 1906-45." The award was designated as a We the People grant--a special recognition given by the NEH for model projects that advance the study, teaching, and understanding of American history and culture.