Ian Davidson, a professor in the School of Music at Texas State University, has been named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and awarded a grant to visit Tumaini University Makumira in Tanzania May 5-26, and again Jan. 1-21, 2014.
As a visiting scholar to the university, Davidson will provide compositional, performance and recording experiences for current students through seminars, performances and collaborative projects.
He will also assist in the assessment and development of the school’s undergraduate music curriculum and resources with emphasis on composition, recording and performance.
Davidson will also help to develop a graduate-level curriculum in music through assessing and advising administration, with the focus being on the creation and implementation of Tanzania’s first-ever Master of Music degree.
For more than 65 years the council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education, has served as the collaborating agency for the U.S. Department of State in administering the Fulbright Scholar Program.