A Fulbright Scholar in our Midst
Congratulations to Gustavo López on receipt of a Fulbright performing arts grant to study flamenco guitar in Sevilla, Spain, in the region of Andalucía. His project, entitled Flamenco in the Present: Music, People, and Creation, includes a year of intensive instrument training at the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte Flamenco. He will also study flamenco culture through a series of interviews and will prepare for future musical works. Listen to Gustavo here.
“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide. The program currently awards approximately 1,900 grants annually in all fields of study, and operates in more than 140 countries. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents, as well as leading journalists, artists, scientists, and teachers. They include 58 Nobel Laureates, 82 Pulitzer Prize winners, 31 MacArthur Fellows, 16 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients, and thousands of leaders across the private, public and non-profit sectors.. Bose Corporation founder Amar Bose, actor John Lithgow, composer Philip Glass, opera singer Renee Fleming, and economist Joseph Stiglitz are among notable former grantees.”