THE CANADIAN UNIVERSITY MUSIC SOCIETY AND THE SOCAN FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE THE WINNER OF THE 2016 SOCAN FOUNDATION/GEORGE PROCTOR PRIZE
The Canadian University Music Society and the SOCAN Foundation are pleased to announce that Annalise Smith is the recipient of the 2016 SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize for her presentation entitled “Directorial Influence at the Paris Opéra: The Case of Devismes du Valgay.”
The SOCAN Foundation/George Proctor Prize is awarded for the best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual conference of the Canadian University Music Society. This award is for original research in any recognized branch of musical scholarship.
Annalise Smith is a doctoral candidate in historical musicology at Cornell University. Her research, supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, focuses on late eighteenth-century French opera, particularly the operas of Christoph Gluck, the genre norms of operatic practice, and the politics and culture of the theatre before the French Revolution. Other interests include the intersection between music and the supernatural in the long eighteenth century, including magical instruments in folklore, and vocal identities in modern performance. Her research has been published in the graduate journal Musicological Explorations and Early Music America. Annalise holds a diploma in vocal performance, and has degrees from the University of Calgary (2008) and the University of Victoria (2011). For the past several years Annalise has taught voice at Cornell, and she remains an active performer in the university community. She currently teaches music history at Ithaca College.
The Canadian University Music Society gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support of the SOCAN Foundation in the awarding of this prize.