Martha Feldman spent 2008-09 as Acting Chair of the Department. Despite the worst financial crisis in the Department’s history, it was a bountiful year in other ways: marvelous encounters with students, the pleasures of a great faculty, performers, and resident ensembles who continue to produce and perform prodigiously and win many accolades far and wide, [...]
Michael Alan Anderson completed his first year as Assistant Professor Musicology at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester) and has enjoyed the new challenges of academic life from the other side of the fence. In 2008-09, he taught a Ph.D. seminar on the medieval motet, a master’s level survey of medieval music, a [...]
J. Peter Burkholder is now Chair of the Department of Musicology at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. He spent part of October 2008 at the University of Alabama in residency as Endowed Chair of Musicology, and spent May 2009 in Krakow in residency at Jagiellonian University, giving lectures there and at the University of [...]
David Bashwiner is ABD in the History and Theory of Music, soon to complete his PhD entitled, “Musical Emotion: Towards a Biologically Grounded Theory,” work which has been generously supported by a Whiting Dissertation Fellowship. Bashwiner has spoken at conferences internationally, including a poster presentation given at The Neurosciences and Music III conference in Montréal [...]
Catherine Saucier is Assistant Professor of Music History at Arizona State University. Catherine published an article on the symbolism of Advent and adventus in Brassart’s motet for Frederick III in Early Music History (2008) and has an article on the sound of sanctity forthcoming in the interdisciplinary journal The Senses and Society (2010). She has [...]
Robert Kendrick was on sabbatical in 2008-09, and used the year for research on liturgy and music in early modern Europe. He also took over chairing the Committee on the History of Culture as well as the AMS Publications Committee. He resumed his duties as Chair of the Department of Music on July 1, 2009.
Anne Robertson presented her paper, “The Man with the Pale Face, the Relic, and Guillaume Du Fay’s Missa Se la face ay pale,” at the Annual Meeting of the AMS in Nashville in October, 2008. This study was conceived as a companion-piece to her 2006 JAMS article on the Caput Masses and motet and continues [...]
Having returned at the end of November from the second of two three-month dissertation research trips to Russia, Peter Kupfer turned to writing, taking a break in the Spring quarter to teach two courses: Music 122 (Music in Western Civilization II) and his Tave Teaching Fellowship course, Music and Society in Russian and Soviet Cinema. [...]