University of Oregon associate professor of musicology Lori Kruckenberg received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicology Society on Nov. 3, according to a UO School of Music and Dance news release. The award recognizes her work on a project entitled “Sounding the Neumatized Sequence,” a fusion of academia and performance.
The project is a collaboration between Kruckenberg, Michael Alan Anderson of the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, and the Schola Antiqua, a professional vocal ensemble based in Chicago. The group performs music that pre-dates 1600.
Kruckenberg, Anderson and the Schola Antiqua will use the $2,000 prize that comes with the award to record and archive special liturgical sequences without lyrics. Kruckenberg’s 2006 essay “Neumatizing the Sequence: Special Performances of Sequences in the Central Middle Ages” will be the scholarly accompaniment to the vocal performances.
Kruckenberg has been at the UO since 2001 and has taught survey courses on music history from the medieval and Renaissance periods, as well as specialty courses in the history of music theory and early music notations at undergraduate and graduate levels.