ANTHONY M. CUMMINGS (b. May 3, 1951)
Dr. Anthony M. Cummings was born on 3 May 1951 in Worchester, Massachusetts. He graduated with Bachelor of Arts degrees in history and music from Williams College, Massachusetts, in 1973 and Master of Fine Arts and Ph.D. degrees in historical musicology from Princeton University in New Jersey in 1975 and 1980, respectively.
Professor Cummings’ scholarly activity is impressive. A renowned specialist in European music of the medieval and early-modern periods and in early jazz, his research has culminated thus far in five books and many more articles. Professor Cummings has been bestowed distinguished awards and fellowships, including the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities and Robert Lehman Foundation Fellowship and the Fulbright Scholarship.
The passion shown by Professor Cummings for the welfare of students has led to his appointments of Dean of Admissions at Princeton University, Dean of Tulane College of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Provost and Dean of THE Faculty of Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He currently teaches a variety of courses in European music at Lafayette College.
Throughout his 30 plus year teaching career, Professor Cummings has mentored countless students, including this foundation’s founder. The dedication shown by Professor Cummings for the welfare of students and academia inspires us and it is an honor for us to sponsor this scholarship on.