Early Twentieth-Century Musical Theater

Mentor Name:
Elizabeth Craft

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

School of Music

Fine Arts


Project Description:

We will be researching George M. Cohan and his musicals within their historical and cultural context.

Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis

Student Role:

Work may involve data collection, data organization, reception history (using digitized historical newspapers, etc.) and other forms of research and analysis.

Student Benefits:

Experience with multiple types of interdisciplinary humanities/arts research. Ideally, the research will provide the basis for a UROP project, capstone project, thesis, etc.

Project Duration:

Several hours per week, with some flexibility in duration and hours.

Minimum Requirements:

Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ideal for student of music, theater, ethnic or gender studies, business, or history.