In 2021-2022, her junior year, Sarah Carter '23 received an RBI Scholar award to do independent research in the Riemenschneider Bach Institute. A flautist majoring in composition and arts management, Sarah chose to develop a guide to flute materials in the RBI. Working with her faculty mentor, Professor Sean Gabriel, Sarah examined all books and scores pertaining to the flute. Of special note were four 18th- and 19th-century flute manuals, most of which were donated to the RBI by Dayton C. Miller, a BW alumnus and prominent physicist. Sarah documented these in detail, along with a number of modern editions inscribed by their composers. Her guide will be a boon to those working with flute materials in the RBI and should help facilitate further research.
In Spring 2023, students in Dr. Danielle Kuntz's History and Literature 3 course created online exhibits. Working with items from the Frederick Freedman Collection, each group of students selected a composer and work that interested them. They researched the composer and the context of the work and created an exhibit featuring text and images. Most of the composers featured were relatively unknown, including several women composers. Thei wrok has uncovered hidden gems and highlighted the human sike of musicmaking.