- Associate Professor and Deputy Executive Officer for Musicology, Music
- Affiliated Faculty, Medieval Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance music
- Ph.D., Harvard University
I am a musicologist specializing in the music and culture of late medieval Europe. My work centers on medieval song: the materiality and mediality of the songbook; the history of musical notation; poetic voice and the way it was realized, complicated, or enriched by its musical setting in the first centuries of music writing. I received the Noah Greenberg Award from the American Musicological Society in 2020 to fund a multimedia website, under construction, devoted to the earliest manuscript instantiation of Guillaume de Machaut’s Remede de Fortune. Other current projects include a study of fragments of late medieval polyphony recently discovered in Milan, an edition of Guillaume de Machaut’s polyphonic songs, and a monograph provisionally titled “Reading Late Medieval Song.”
- The Manuscript Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Alpha.M.5.24: Critical Study and Facsimile Edition. (Lucca: Libreria Italiana Musicale, 2005).
- “Parchment Poesis in Guillaume de Machaut’s ‘Prologue’,” in The Media of Secular Music in the Medieval and Early Modern Period (1100–1650), ed. Vincenzo Borghetti and Alexandros Hatzikiriakos. Music and Visual Culture. Routledge, in press.
- “Machaut on the Loose in Italy: Two Case Studies,” co-authored with Yolanda Plumley, in Manuscripts, Music, Machaut: Essays in Honor of Lawrence Earp, ed. Jared Hartt, Tamsyn Mahonel-Steel, and Benjamin Albritton (Turnout: Brepols, 2022), 335-68.
- “Made to Measure: On the Intimate Relations of Song and Parchment in Manuscript C’s Remede de Fortune.” In Poetry, Music, and Art in Guillaume de Machaut's Earliest Manuscript (BnF fr. 1586). Ed. Lawrence Earp and Jared Hartt (Turnhaut: Brepols, 2021), pp. 93-131.
- “Courtly Subjectivities,” co-author Helen Swift, in The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music, ed. Delia da Sousa Correa (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), 111-24.
- “Lombard Patronage at the End of the Ars Nova: A Preliminary Panorama.” In The End of the Ars Nova in Italy. The San Lorenzo Palimpsest and Related Repertories, ed. Antonio Calvia et al. Florence: SISMEL-Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2020, pp. 217-52.
- “The Postmodern Troubadour.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism, ed. Stephen C. Meyer and Kristin Yri. New York: Oxford, 2020, 397-419.
- “Ars subtilior.” In The Cambridge History of Medieval Music, ed. Mark Everist and Thomas Kelly. 2 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Volume 2, 1125-46.
- “Measuring Measurable Song.” In The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, ed. Anna Maria Busse Berger and Jesse Rodin (Cambridge University Press, 2015), 563-86.
- “The Story in the Song: Poetic Voice and Reading Practice in the Late Medieval Lyric,” in Etymologies of Medieval Song, ed. Emma Dillon and Kevin Brownlee (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming, 2009).
- “Machaut Sighted in Modena: the reception of French lyrics in Italy, c1400,” in Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. Stefano Jossa and Yolanda Plumley (Exter: Exeter University Press, forthcoming, 2009).
- “Cordier’s Picture-Songs and the Relationship between the Song Repertories of the Chantilly Codex and Oxford 213,” in Plumley and Stone, A Late Medieval Songbook and its Context: New Perspectives on the Chantilly Codex (Bibliothèque du Château de Chantilly, Ms 564) (Turnhaut: Brepols, 2008).
- “The Composer’s Voice in the Late Fourteenth-Century Song: Four Case Studies” in Ciconia, musicien de la transition, ed. Philippe Vendrix (Turnhout: Brepols, 2003).
- "The Ars Subtilior in Paris," Musica e Storia, June 2002.
- "Poetic Voice and Music Writing in Machaut: Some Remarks on Ballade 12 and Rondeau 14,” in Analysing Guillaume de Machaut, ed. Elizabeth Eva Leach (New York: Garland Press, 2002).
- “A Singer at the Fountain: Homage and Irony in Ciconia’s Sus une fontayne” Music and Letters 83 (2001).