Rachel E. Scott

Rachel E. Scott received a BIAAS grant to conduct research on Austrian music festivals held under American occupation. The project will explore the tensions between American and Austrian identity that were performed on musical stages during this period and provide insight into the relationship between Austria and the United States as both countries made strategic use of music festivals to achieve mutually beneficial goals. The grant will enable archival research at the National Archives in College Park, Maryland and its goal is an article on the topic.

Scott recently completed a Ph.D. in historical musicology at the University of Memphis and currently serves as associate dean for information assets at Illinois State University’s Milner Library.