Anoosua Mukherjee is a Ph.D. candidate in Historical Musicology at New York University. She holds degrees from New York University (M.A.) and The College of the Holy Cross (B.A.). Her dissertation, titled “The Forgotten Four: Reconsidering the Symphonies of Roger Sessions, David Diamond, William Schuman and Walter Piston,” challenges problematic narratives of American music history by addressing the neglect of four American composers. The central arguments focus on 1) the role of these composers in the advancement of the American symphony; 2) the work of composer-teachers in establishing an institutional infrastructure to advance contemporary American music; and 3) the analogous relationships between these composers and key historical figures in the visual arts. Anoosua was recently awarded the Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship (2013-2014) for this project. She maintains secondary interests in modern architecture and American art, with particular focus on the years between 1940 and 1970. Anoosua is also a classically trained violinist who regularly performs, records and teaches in Manhattan.