Florida State University Scholar Sarah Eyerly Received the Music in American Culture Award

Sarah Eyerly, an associate professor of musicology and the Curtis Mayes Orpheus Professor of Musicology at Florida State University, has received the 2021 Music in American Culture Award from the American Musicological Society. The award recognizes the best writing on music in American culture.

Dr. Eyerly was honored for her book, Moravian Soundscapes: A Sonic History of the Moravian Missions in Early Pennsylvania (Indiana University Press, 2020). The book explores Moravian music in eighteenth-century America and the sounds that influenced their religious culture.

Dr. Eyerly is a member of the Native American and Indigenous Studies committee at Florida State University and currently serves on the board of directors of the American Musicological Society and the Mozart Society of America. Her research interests include performance practice, sound studies, Native American music, and the geo-humanities.

“I am grateful for the recognition that the Music in American Culture Award brings to collaborative teaching, research, and publication in the humanities and to the committee’s recognition of scholarship on early American history that actively attempts to reach non-academic audiences,” Dr. Eyerly said.

Professor Eyerly is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she majored in vocal performance. She earned a master’s degree in musicology and criticism from the University of California, Davis. She also holds a master’s degree in historical performance practices from the Mannes College of Music in New York City.

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