A searchable database, UR-Linked allows aspiring undergraduate researchers, scholars, and artists to connect with faculty mentors across campus. UR-Linked includes faculty profiles as well as more specific information about their research projects and artistic endeavors.

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Alison DeSimone PROF, AST

    Research Description
    I am a musicologist with many interdisciplinary research interests. I specialize in opera, theater, and singing in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, and I am currently working on research projects concerning the origins of the benefit concert in eighteenth-century England, miscellany and music, and and early modern celebrity. I also have broader interests in Baroque opera/theater, women in early music, and the history of singers before 1800. I have also been a researcher and cataloguer for a large body of musical prints and manuscripts owned privately in the Czech Republic; in the collection are works by late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Bohemian and Austrian composers, including pieces by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

    Afflicated Department(s)

    Comp, Music Theory&Musicology  

    Faculty-related Tags
    Baroque  Czech  England  celebrity  miscellany  musicology  opera  theater  women's studies  

Now that UR-Linked has helped you to identify a faculty member whose interests align with your interests, be sure to review the essential steps in contacting a potential faculty mentor.

The Director of Undergraduate Research, Dr. Jane Greer., can provide you with further guidance about finding and connecting with faculty mentors at UMKC.

Once you have reviewed the essential steps to prepare for connecting with a potential faculty mentor, you can use the "Contact Details" for this project to connect with the faculty member and to begin a conversation about how you might work with that him or her.