Texas State Professor Ian Davidson 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, an oboist and professor in the School of Music, will provide compositional, performance and recording experiences for current students through seminars, performances and collaborative projects.
He also will assist in the assessment and development of the school’s undergraduate music curriculum and resources with emphasis on composition, recording and performance.
Davidson also will 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.
The worldwide success of the Fulbright Scholar Program has been built on the talent, commitment and professionalism of scholars who have served universities and research institutions in more than 155 countries.