December 3, 2012—
The Center for American Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Lorenzo Candelaria (Associate Professor of Musicology), Karl Hagstrom Miller (Associate Professor of History), and Gary Powell (Senior Lecturer in Music Business) to its Governing Board.
Dr. Candelaria is a music historian who specializes in the music of sixteenth-century Spain and its influence in the Spanish speaking areas of North and South America. He is the author of The Rosary Cantoral: Ritual and Social Design in a Chantbook from Early Renaissance Toledo, which won the Robert M. Stevenson Award from the American Musicological Society for “outstanding scholarly work on Spanish and/or Latin American music.” He is currently writing a book on music and Mexican Catholicism. He also the co-author of a textbook, American Music: A Panorama and a recipient of a Dad’s Centennial Teaching Fellowship.
Dr. Miller is a cultural historian whose research focuses on how the developments in commercial markets and technology have affected the production, distribution and reception of popular music in the United States. He is the author of Segregating Sound: Inventing Folk and Pop Music in the Age of Jim Crow (Duke, 2010), which won the 2011 Woodie Guthrie Award from IASPM-US. He is also the recipient of a Dad’s Centennial Teaching Fellowship and a Regent’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
Gary Powell is a music producer whose catalogue includes 147 musical productions that have sold more than 45 million albums, including five gold and a two platinum albums. His work includes scoring, original song composition and album production. He has contributed to Walt Disney’s storybook and song albums for The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Pocahontas, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story I & II, Dinosaur, and Pirates of the Caribbean.