I wanted to share with you my exciting news. I have received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to Poland for teaching/research in the 2017-18 academic year. We will be going to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland and couldn't be more delighted. My project, "The Musical Legacy of Immigration," will include teaching Polish students about American music and continuing my Chopin research while in Poland.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. This year marks the 71st anniversary of the Fulbright Program's establishment in 1946 under legislation introduced by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Since then, the Program has given more than 360, 000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and scientists the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
I am thrilled and honored to have this opportunity to use music - the universal language - as a vehicle for fostering goodwill, communication, and inspiration.