School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers has recently been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award by the  J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to conduct research at University of Surrey, Guildford, in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has presented at international conferences in England, France, and Russia, was director of the international Benjamin Britten at 100: An American Centenary Symposium in 2013 at Illinois State, and will host the Ninth Biennial Conference of the North American British Music Studies Association on the ISU campus (July 23-26, 2020).

 

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered at Illinois State University by Fulbright Program Advisors Lea Cline and Joseph Zompetti, and Fulbright Scholar Liaison Erin Mikulec.

Vickers is one of more than 800 U.S. citizens who will teach, conduct research, and/or provide expertise abroad for the 2020-2021 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected based on academic and professional achievement as well as a record of service and demonstrated leadership in their respective fields.

​Justin Vickers performing the world premiere of Tony Solitro’s War Wedding, a song cycle on Alun Lewis poetry that Vickers commissioned, for Philadelphia’s Voice of this Generation at the Philly Fringe Festival in 2011. ​
​Justin Vickers performing the world premiere of Tony Solitro’s War Wedding, a song cycle on Alun Lewis poetry that Vickers commissioned, for Philadelphia’s Voice of this Generation at the Philly Fringe Festival in 2011.

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