Anderson, Michael Alan (Ph.D. 2008)

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 course on art song (DMA), and the undergraduate “chant to Bach” course. This coming year will feature a course on eighteenth-century borrowing and the symphony after Beethoven. He completed two articles, which are currently under review, and has begun a book project on late medieval and early modern political uses of music on the subject of St. Anne. He recently presented at the annual MedRen conference in Utrecht and will give a paper at the annual conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies (Rochester). Michael has continued artistic leadership of the Schola Antiqua of Chicago from afar and was excited to finish production of a recording entitled “Long Joy, Brief Languor: The Anonymous English Quem malignus spiritus Mass” (Discantus Recordings, 2009), a project that began with generous support from the University of Chicago’s Department of Music, especially Robert Kendrick and Anne Robertson.

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