Genevieve Kromm ’13 completed her 2015–17 Fulbright research and teaching grant in Austria. She took classes in musicology, ethnomusicology, and music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and served as a regional advisor for the Fulbright USTA Program 2016–17 while teaching English at Austrian public schools.
Kromm’s research project focused on Vienna as an imperial and cultural epicenter during World War I—specifically examining how early methods of institutionalized censorship and propaganda influenced Vienna’s music scene. She writes, “I was very privileged and honored to have been affiliated with the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna for my research and development as a brass musician. The other half of my grant was teaching English in two high schools in Vienna for the last two years. Between the two schools I worked with approximately 300 students in the advanced English classes and I prepared lectures and discussions on American history, politics, and culture.”