Assistant Professor Matthew Mugmon has been named the Daveen Fox Endowed Chair in Music Studies

We are thrilled to announce that Assistant Professor Matthew Mugmon has been named the Daveen Fox Endowed Chair in Music Studies for the 2017–18 and 2018–19 school years. In this role, Dr. Mugmon plans to create Daveen Fox Prize Student Travel Fellowships for research trips and conference attendance; the Daveen Fox Fund for New Music to commission a new composition every year, and to be performed by Fred Fox School of Music students; the continuation of the annual Graduate Student Music Conference; and a student visit to New York to explore the New York Philharmonic Archives and attend a rehearsal.


Matthew Mugmon served as the New York Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence for the 2015-2016 season. His research, which focuses on the intersection between Gustav Mahler’s reception and transatlantic modernism, appears in Music & Letters and The Journal of Musicological Research, as well as in forthcoming articles in The Symphonic Repertoire (Indiana University Press) and Rethinking Mahler (Oxford University Press). A current book project focuses on Aaron Copland’s relationship with Mahler’s music.