The Jazz Studies faculty and staff are very proud that Alexa Torres Skillicorn, current MM jazz violin student, has been honored with The Presser Foundation's 2021 Graduate Music Award via the College's leadership.
Her proposal is Ethnography of Practice: Oral History for the Development of Embodied Jazz Violin Praxis. "The [Presser Foundation's graduate granting] program is designed to encourage and support, in a special way, the advanced education and career of truly exceptional graduate music students who have the potential to make a distinguished contribution to the field of music." A listing of recent UNT College of Music recipients of this award is found here.
Alexa's performance and research abilities demonstrated in recent years have been among the premier highlights of our burgeoning Jazz Strings program and the division at large. We cannot wait to see the results of this ethnography and for Skillicorn's continued impact in jazz education!