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Institution: Old Dominion University

Position: F. Ludwig Diehn Music Special Collections Researcher in Residence

General Information:

Residents will be required to conduct research in
residence at ODU for a minimum of 4 weeks and not more than 8 weeks.


The award is open to those currently pursuing or having completed graduate studies at the Master’s or doctoral level in an applicable discipline.

Job Description/Responsibilities:

The Old Dominion University Libraries are pleased to offer the inaugural F. Ludwig Diehn Music Scholars in Residency program to further research and engagement using the Libraries music special collections. We encourage applicants to think creatively about new uses for the music special collections. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the greatest potential for publication and innovative use of the collections. Residents will be required to write a brief overview of their research experience and will also be asked to present a presentation or lecture on their research.

The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room is named for renowned composer F. Ludwig Diehn, who donated original manuscripts of his compositions to be housed with those of other eminent composers in the Diehn Composers Room. The music special collections primarily contain personal papers and working materials of composers, conductors, music producers, and arts organizations including scores, recordings, notes, letters, and performance information. The collections are intended to provide study materials on the individual/organization, the work, the creative process of composition, and other questions and interests related to music. Finding Aids for all Special Collections and University Archives can be found online:

Salary Range: $8,000 for residency term

Items to Send:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Outline of research topic and special collections to be used (two pages maximum)
• Brief budget for travel, living, and research expenses
• Dates to be spent in residence
• Two letters of recommendation from faculty or other scholars familiar with the research project.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, can be submitted in PDF format by email to Letters of recommendation in PDF format also can be sent by email, either by the person writing them or by the applicant.

Deadline: September 28, 2018


1713 Leckie St

Other Information:

Submit print format applications, or direct questions about the Residency program to:

F. Ludwig Diehn Music Special Collections Researcher in Residence
Old Dominion University Libraries Special Collections
3023 Perry Library
Norfolk, Virginia 23529

Phone: 757-683-4483

Date Listed: 07/23/2018

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