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Professor Holoman named an
Honorary Member of the AMS

UC Davis professors from left to right : Chris Reynolds, D. Kern Holoman, Jessie Ann Owens, and Anna Maria Busse Berger after the presentation in Indianapolis.

D. Kern Holoman, Distinguished Professor of Music, was named Honorary Member of the American Musicological Society on November 6, 2010, during the Society’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. Also named were J. Peter Burkholder of Indiana University, Richard Taruskin of the Berkeley campus, and Judith Tick of Northeastern University. The award is the highest honor granted by the American Musicological Society, held by some 35 living members of a 3,600-member organization.

The citation recognized Holoman’s work as a scholar of the 19th-century, especially the works of Hector Berlioz; as writer of works on music for the general public; and his achievements as chair of both the 50th- and 75th-anniversary capital campaigns, which have positioned the AMS as among the most solidly financed of the nation’s professional societies.

Holoman and Taruskin join living University of California faculty members Joseph Kerman (Berkeley, 1995), Daniel Heartz (B, 2000), H. Colin Slim (Irvine, 2001), Robert Stevenson (UCLA, 2001), Richard Crocker (B, 2002), Frank d’Accone (LA, 2006), Jessie Ann Owens (Davis, 2008), and Anthony Newcomb (B, 2009) as Honorary Members.

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