Margaret Jones is on her way to California. Jones, a member of the University Scholars program at YSU, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship to study for a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California-Berkeley. “It’s a very big honor,” she said about the award that provides full tuition and fees and a stipend. “I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet.”
Jones leaves YSU this spring with two bachelor’s degrees – one in music in guitar performance, and a second in music history – and as a student success story. She will begin her studies at Berkeley in August.
Jones is a member of Phi Kappa Phi, the Clarence P. Gould Society and the Dana School of Music’s Guitar Quartet and Early Music Ensemble. She has also performed with the YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble. A paper she authored on 16th century music has been published in Nota Bene Undergraduate Musicology Journal. After earning her Ph.D., Jones hopes to teach on the university level.