Lester Hu ’13 Presents Research at American Musicological Society Meeting

By Katherine Duke ’05

While still a junior here at Amherst, Zhuqing “Lester” Hu ’13 recently earned an honor that’s usually reserved for advanced graduate students and professors: He was invited to present an original research paper at the spring meeting of the New England chapter of the 3,600-member American Musicological Society (AMS-NE). The meeting took place on April 14 at Mount Holyoke College. Hu’s paper, titled “Towards Modal Coherence: ‘Modal Chromaticism’ in Gesualdo’s Two ‘O vos omnes’ Settings,” analyzes a pair of works by a mysterious and eccentric figure in Late Renaissance music.

William McCall Vickery 1957 Professorship is Established at Amherst College

May 2, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College has announced the creation of the William McCall Vickery 1957 Professorship, which William McCall Vickery ’57 has established on the occasion of his 50th Amherst College reunion. The Vickery Professorship will honor a senior faculty member who is distinguished by and dedicated to the teaching and research of art history or musicology. The first Vickery Professor will be named after Vickery’s retirement.