Barbara B. Heyman: NEH We the People Grant Awarded to Music HistorianHistorians in the News
Heyman receives a grant of $40,000 to support research for her book, A Comprehensive Thematic Catalog of the Complete Works of the American Composer Samuel Barber (1910–1981). She was one of fifty recipients whose projects were included in a special category, We the People, which recognizes work that advances the study, teaching, and understanding of American history and culture.
Her award-winning biography Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music (Oxford University Press, 1994) has become a standard in music history scholarship.
An accomplished violinist and pianist, Heyman earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Barnard College. She went on to receive a master’s degree from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York. Her biography of Barber was based on her doctoral research.
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