Aine Heneghan, Assistant Professor of Music Theory, has been awarded a national fellowship for the 2011-12 academic year from the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
The AAUW American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave. They are awarded on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of the proposed projects, and the level of commitment applicants have shown to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. Of more than 1,200 applicants, Heneghan was one of only ten selected in the category of Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships.
The fellowship will provide a year of research support for Heneghan, one of the world's leading scholars on the music and writings of composer Arnold Schoenberg. She is currently completing Schoenberg on Form, an examination of Schoenberg's writings on form in German and in English that includes a new edition of his influential Fundamentals of Musical Composition. The book is to be published by Oxford University Press. During her research leave, she plans to work on a second book, tentatively entitled Schoenberg's Poiesis: Composing with Words and Music, a revisionist account of the composer's workshop that explores the interaction and interdependence of his musical and written output.
An active member of both the Society of Music Theory and the American Musicological Society, Heneghan serves on the editorial boards of Music Theory Spectrum and Analytical Approaches to World Music. She has been a member of the School of Music faculty since 2006. Before her arrival at the UW, she taught music theory and music history at University College Dublin, where she held a Research Fellowship, and at the University of Dublin, Trinity College, where she completed her PhD.
More information about the AAUW and the American Fellowships is available here.