Hi, I’m Brian Pertl, Dean of the Conservatory and Watson Fellow from 1986. I am thrilled to be a part of Lawrence’s Watson Fellowship team. Why? In short, the Watson changed my life, and I want the Watson to change yours as well! I spent a year studying the Australian Aboriginal didjeridu, and Tibetan Buddhist sacred music. That year set the stage for a career as an ethnomusicologist, performer, group manager at Microsoft, and now Dean right here back at Lawrence.
If you are an independent, adventurous, intellectually curious citizen of the world (e.g. a Lawrentian) with an unquenchable desire to pursue your life’s passion, then the Watson is for you.
The competition is stiff, but the rewards are immense! I strongly encourage you to apply. Your Journey starts here!
Applications for 2022-23 are due Tuesday, Sept. 27th at 8 PM.