The following is the second in a series of guest posts by retired Senior Music Cataloger Sharon McKinley.
Former Junior Fellow Summer Intern Matthew D. Morrison is pursuing a Ph.D. in Musicology at Columbia University and writing a dissertation on “Sound in the Construction of Race in 19th-century America,” advised by George Lewis. After interning in the Special Materials Cataloging Division in 2007, Matthew has served as the first Publications Fellow at the Tanglewood Center, Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal, Current Musicology, adjunct professor in music at Vassar College, and he curates performances in New York City featuring string players of color.
As part of the Junior Fellows class of 2006, Jamene Brooks-Kieffer cataloged current copyright deposits of popular sheet music and Spanish language sound recordings. Since 2006, she has held the position of Resource Linking Librarian at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS. In June 2012, Jamene was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor. She lives in Lawrence, KS with husband Robbie and their border collie Jill. Jamene and Robbie are expecting their first child.
Mark Zelesky was a Junior Fellow, 2010. He worked on the It’s Showtime database, and helped to create an inventory of miscellaneous items acquired in the mid-20th century from various sources but never processed. He is currently a librarian at Rowan University’s music library. He is also a freelance musician in the Philadelphia area, performing on saxophone, clarinet, toy piano, and other assorted instruments.