Our Local Talent

For Current Fellows
Monday, April 1, 2024
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Katz Center
420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Natalie Dohrmann

At the weekly Ruth Meltzer Seminars, Katz Center fellows share their research in an intellectually rigorous workshop setting. Seminars are limited to fellows and invited guests only.


Samantha M. Cooper

Harvard University

Samantha Cooper is a historical musicologist specializing in American Jewish cultural history. As a Katz Center fellow, Samantha will continue working on her first monograph, American Jews and the Making of the New York Opera Industry, which she began as a Harry Starr Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaica at Harvard University’s Center for Jewish Studies. Cooper received her Ph.D. in Historical Musicology at New York University in May 2022 for her dissertation, “Cultivating High Society: American Jews Engaging European Opera in New York, 1880–1940.” Cooper is the producer and host of “The Sounding Jewish Podcast,” and the associate executive director of the Jewish Music Forum, a project of the American Society for Jewish Music.

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