Sarah Eyerly

‘Silent Night’ still making a joyful noise on 200th birthday

“Silent night, holy night. All is calm, all is bright…” The words of “Silent Night,” written by a young Catholic priest in war-ravaged Austria in 1816, and their accompanying melody composed two years later by a schoolteacher, have resonated with people across cultures worldwide ever since they were first sung on Christmas Eve in a […]

FSU researcher wins fellowship to resurrect Native American hymns

A Florida State University musicology professor has won a prestigious fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for her efforts to revive some special Native American hymns from the 18th century. Sarah Eyerly, assistant professor of musicology and director of FSU’s Early Music Program, is the recipient of an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. The […]