Dani Nutting Awarded Fulbright
Dani Nutting, DMA student in Flute Performance, is one of thirteen Illinois students and recent alumni who have accepted Fulbright Awards for study this fall.
Nutting was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct nine months of dissertation research on the classical flute tradition in Bulgaria, where a complex political history, continued vibrance of traditional music, and relatively late establishment of art music in the 19th century begat a unique environment for music-making. She will study flute at the National Music Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria, and conduct research with flutists and musicians throughout the country, bridging classical performance and ethnomusicology.
In addition to close engagement with the art music community in Sofia, Nutting will study the Bulgarian language and traditional music and dance, including the Bulgarian keyless wooden shepherd’s flute, the kaval. Long term, Nutting said she seeks an interdisciplinary and multifaceted career as a performer, teacher and researcher.