Leslie Sprout is Assistant Professor of Music. Before coming to Drew, she was an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Iowa. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music theory from the Eastman School of Music, and MA and PhD degrees in musicology from the University of California at Berkeley. In her research, Dr. Sprout addresses issues about music, modernism, and national identity, and the ways composers in the twentieth century have come to terms with their nineteenth-century heritage. Her publications include “The 1945 Stravinsky Festival, the German Occupation, and the Early Cold War in France” (currently under review at the Journal of Musicology); “Messiaen, Jolivet, and the Soldier-Composers of Wartime France” (Musical Quarterly, 2004); and “Les commandes de Vichy: aube d’une ère nouvelle?” (in La vie musicale sous Vichy, edited by Myriam Chimènes, Paris: Éditions Complexe, 2001). Dr. Sprout’s research has been supported by an Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation Fellowship from the American Musicological Society, the Chancellor’s Dissertation Fellowship at UC Berkeley, a Fulbright fellowship to France, and travel grants from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.