Summer Scholars 2020
The following summer scholar research projects were completed in the music department in Summer 2020.
- Ellia Blasko ’21 (music major)
“Mastering Conventional Piano Playing Technique”
- Emma Driver ’23 (classics, English writing and music performance triple major) completed a summer scholar research project in the dance department titled “A Trio of Voices: Exploring Creative leadership Through Movement.”
- Yuan Liu ’22 (studio art and music double major) completed a summer scholar research project in the studio art department titled “Me, and Others – Look through my lens to seek how culture influences people in different parts of China.”
- Lanie Rogers ’22 (religion and music performance double major) completed a summer research project in the religion department titled “I Love to Tell the Story: An Analysis of Sacred Music for the Alternative Consciousness.”
Summer Scholars Program
Denison’s flagship Summer Scholars program gives students in all disciplines a unique venue in which to experiment with ideas and artistic expression, pursue an intellectual passion, and/or focus intently on the resolution of a question over a sustained period of time, free from the pressures of grades and credit.
Endowed funds support approximately 120 students pursuing full-time independent research or collaborative work under the close supervision of a faculty member for up to 10 weeks during the summer.
Qualified rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors propose independent or collaborative projects in the sciences, social sciences, humanities, fine arts, or interdisciplinary fields. Projects do not need to be in a student’s major. All Summer Scholars receive a stipend and a housing allowance plus supplemental funds for research expenses. Off-Campus Summer Scholars also receive travel funding.