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Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholars are an integral part of our interdisciplinary work of MESC. Scholars contribute to the research and academic life of the center in numerous ways, from holding 'brown bag lunch' seminars or public lectures to conducting research for peer reviewed publications or as part of our own Working Paper series. 

MESC provides office space in the form of hot-desking.  

Requirements:
1. Personal information and a current resume.
2. A letter of introduction or sponsorship from the applicant’s home institution.
3. A research outline, including a description of the research methodology and tools the applicant plans to use in Egypt.
4. A statement describing the source(s) and amount(s) of funding available for the applicant in Egypt.
5. A recommendation and willingness to consult from an AUC faculty member.
6. Endorsement by the chair of the sponsoring department.

Send us all requirements at mesc@aucegypt.edu

Further details can be found here.

Read about our most recent Visiting Scholars below: 

Anné-Marie Condacse, soprano

Romanian-born soprano Anné-Marie Condacse has been a resident artist with the George Enescu Romanian National Philharmonic and appeared as guest soloist with the Romanian National Opera, Ion Dacian Operetta Theater, Oradea Lyric Theater, Cairo Philharmonic, and Woodlands Symphony. Dr. Condacse has performed as a recitalist and concert artist throughout the United States, Romania, Italy, Germany, Egypt, and Mexico.  She has appeared on programs broadcast on the Romanian National Television and Romanian National Radio.

Dr. Condacse’s operatic performance credits include: Corinna (Il Viaggio a Reims), Violetta (La Traviata), Musetta  (La Bohème), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Blöndchen (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel), Cecile de Volanges (Dangerous Liaisons), Adele (Die Fledermauss), Marcantonio (Casanova’s Home Coming), First Niece (Peter Grimes), Monica (The Medium), Amor (L'incoronazione di Poppea), and Ofelia (Hamlet). Her concert performances include: Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, Mozart’s Krönungsmesse, Mozart’s Requiem, Händel’s Messiah, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Carmina Catulli, Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Botti’s Cosmosis.  Her latest recording, Anné-Marie Condacse Performing Chamber Music by Felicia Donceanu, was released on Electrecord label.

Dr. Condacse earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance with a minor cognate area in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Science degree from the Moores School of Music, University of Houston, and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree from the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University. Her principal voice teachers include Katherine Ciesinski, Joseph Evans, William Murray, Arta Florescu, and Venera Rogozea. 

A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Condacse served on the voice faculty at the Cairo National Conservatoire of Music, Egypt.  She also served as resident artist at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. P. Pergolesi, Italy; and at the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, Mexico. Dr. Condacse serves as faculty and artist in residence at the ICon Arts International Music Festival in Romania and Italy.  Dr. Condacse is an Associate Professor of Vocal Studies at Oklahoma State University, where she received the First Lady of OSU, Distinguished Professor of Music Award.  Dr. Condacse is also an affiliated faculty at the Oklahoma State University School of Global Studies and Partnership.