Department of Music
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577
- Manhattanville College: Professor of
Music History (promoted 1995) -- Responsible for undergraduate music
history curriculum. 1984-2001, involved with the
reconstruction of the Freshman Preceptorial into a
full-year interdisciplinary course. Joined faculty
- The University of Michigan: Instructor -
1983, History of Opera and Early Music; Teaching
Assistant--1977-80; Summer 1979, Music Director of the
Ann Arbor Medieval Festival, and Assistant to the
- SUNY Binghamton: Graduate Student
Teaching Assistant--1975-1976, Music Theory for
Non-Majors, Elementary and Advanced Ear Training,
Laboratory Assistant and Assistant in the Electronic
- Manhattanville College: Director of Music, 2002-2009
- Coordinator, Program in Music-Management, 1985-89.
- Assistant Dean of Special Projects, 1984-1995.
to the Profession
- American Musicological Society: Member of Pedagogy
Study Group, 2010-
- Journal of Musicological Research: Board of
Editors -- 1987-2002, Book Review Editor - 1981-1987.
Responsibilities include soliciting and editing articles
and book manuscripts for the series Studies in
Musicology. Recent works include Monographs on
Renaissance Children's Music and Sacred, and essays on
Gender Studies for a Special Issue on Women's Studies.
- American Arts and Letters Network: Advisory Board
-- 1995-1998. Responsibilities include soliciting and
editing music and musicology materials for inclusion on
the Internet website/sub-network, working with the
advisory board to pursue and execute grants for support
of the AALN, and contribute to the assessment and review
of the interaction online.
- American Musicological Society:
Exhibitor Host at the 1982 AMS/SMT Meeting in Ann Arbor.
- The University of Michigan, 1976-1983,
Ann Arbor, MI: Ph.D. in Music History-Musicology,
Specialization: Renaissance; Subfields: Middle Ages and
- Universität Wien, 1980-1982, Vienna,
Austria: Supplemental coursework as part of a
Fulbright-Hays Graduate Fellowship.
- State University of New York, 1975-1976,
Binghamton, NY: M.A. in Music Theory.
- New York University, 1971-1974, New
York: B.S. in Music Performance (tuba), minor in
Honors and Scholarships
- Received, with Francis Brancaleone, a Departmental
ePortfolio Grant to development an online sophomore review for music
- Marquis Who's Who in America, 2010-12
- Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2006.
- Manhattanville College Faculty Member of the Year 2004.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Grant: 1994, Summer
Seminar for College Teachers at Columbia University,
"Music and German Modernism, 1885-1915," paper
presented, The Case for Habermas's Modernism in German
Lieder by Hugo Wolf, Hans Pfitzner and Max Reger."
- Westchester Consortium for International Studies: 1990,
Faculty Seminar, "Art and Culture of East Asia: The
Formative Millennium, 400-1400."
- New York University Faculty Resources Network: 1989-90,
University Associate, worked with Professor Kaye Shelemay
on curriculum project for African Music development.
- Manhattanville: 1989, Chosen by the Academic Committee
of the College Student Government for the Faculty of the
- Vienna: 1988, Manhattanville College Junior Faculty Grant
allowed travel to Vienna to work on a publication for the Czech Academy of Science of Carolus Luython's 1609
print of nine polyphonic Masses.
- Manhattanville: 1987-88, Alumni Association Distinguished
Faculty Award for junior faculty member, which entailed
various appearances for the Alumni Association, including
an address at the Charter Day Ceremony.
- Prague and Vienna: 1987, American Council of Learned
Societies Travel Grant to deliver paper at an
interdisciplinary conference on Late Renaissance Arts and
- Vienna: 1980-1982, Fulbright-Hays Graduate Fellowship to
Vienna, Austria, under the auspices of the
Austrian-American Educational Commission--nine month
grant and full-year renewal.
- Ann Arbor: 1976-1978, Rackham Block Grant Scholarship for
- Binghamton: 1975-1976, New York State Regents
Scholarship; Fall 1975-1976, Teaching Graduate Student
Representative to Harpur College Council, for the
Division of Humanities and Fine Arts.
- New York University: 1971-1974, Dean's List; 1973-1974,
Ne Collins Fellowship; 1974, Founder's Day Award for
Academic Excellence; 1974, All-University Honors Scholar;
1974, B.S. cum laude.
to Manhattanville College
- Member of Advisory Board for the Center for Teaching and Learning, as a
representative of Status Committee, 2013-
- Facilitator with Jim Frank for series of Teaching
and Learning Center Workshops on using the ePortfolio for tenure and
promotion, fall 2013
- Facilitator with Sherie McClam of a Teaching and
Learning Workshop on the E-Portfolio, spring 2013
- Strategic Thinking and Institutional Planning Team 2009-2010,
2011-2013, including sub-committee on Facilities
- Middle States Review Sub-Committee on Administration, Governance and
Integrity in College Operations, 2009-2010
- Club Advisor of the Year (for Manhattanville Sound), 2007
- Status Committee, 2005-present
- 1800 Committee for Strategic Planning, 2004-2007
- Faculty Advisor to Manhattanville Sound a cappella group, 2004-2009
- Composed updated version of the Manhattanville College Alma mater: On
the Heights, 2003
- Review Committee- 2002-2005
- Library Facility Planning Committee, 2002-2004
- Chairperson of Faculty, 1997-2000
- Compensation Committee, 2000-2001
- Campus Life Committee, 2000-2001
- Faculty Parliamentarian 1995-96, 1999-2000
- Budget Committee, 1993-1996: Chair
- Campus Technology Committee (Chair of Subcommittee on
Instructional Applications), 1995-1996; member 2000-2004
- Board on Academic Standards, 1984-1992: Chair, 1988-92
- Editor of Manhattanville College Catalog, 1984-1994
- Preceptorial Planning Group, 1984-1992; 1999-2000
- Task Force of Global Perspective, Summer 1989
- Ad Hoc Committee on Curriculum, Summer 1984
- Faculty Advisor to Media Center in Library, 1983-2003
- Faculty Service Committee, Spring 1985
- Faculty Student Life Committee, 1987-1988
- Faculty Advisor to Sophomore and Junior Class, 1987-1989
- Faculty Advisor to Radio Station, 1988-1989, 1996-1998
- International Studies Committee, 1987-1992
- Editorial Board of Manhattanville Magazine, 1986
- Faculty Advisor to Quad Jam, 1985-1989
Publications and Papers Read
- Scholarly edition with Nicolas Johnson, Carolus Luython: Liber
(Prague: N. Strauss, 1609), accepted for the series Corpus Mensurabilis
Musicae. Münster: American Institute of Musicology, 2014, in process.
- Journal Volume Co-editor, with Ralph Locke, Special
Issue: Gender and Music. Journal of Musicological
Research Vol. 14, no. 1-2 (1994).
- Book Revised Edition, Sidney Finkelstein's, Composer
and Nation. New York: International Publishers, 1989.
Provided a Preface on the "Sociology of Music"
and a final chapter on music since 1960.
- Book Co-editor, with Matthew Steel, Music from the
Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century: Essays
in Honor of Gwynn S. McPeek. New York, London, Paris,
Montreux, Tokyo, and Melbourne: Gordon and Breach, 1988.
- Book, Late Renaissance Music at the Habsburg Court:
Polyphonic Settings of the Mass Ordinary at the Court
of Rudolf II (1576-1612). New York, London, Paris,
Montreux, and Tokyo: Gordon and Breach, 1987. Reviewed in
Early Music, Fontis Artis Musicae, and Music
- Dissertation, The University of Michigan:
"Polyphonic Settings of Mass Ordinaries at the Court
of Rudolf II, Austria 1576-1612," December, 1982.
Nominated for American Choral Directors Association's
Julius Herford Award, advisor: Professor David Crawford.
- Music Faculties in Colleges and Universities in U.S.
and Canada, 1976-1978. Binghamton: College Music
Society, 1976. (As member of the compilation staff.)
- Commissioned Article, "Carolus Luython" The
New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed.
(2000); update for on line edition (2007); second revision (2011).
- Article, "Exchanges of Sacred Music at the Courts of
Maximilian II and Rudolf II: Trade Routes for Printed
Music Books and Manuscripts" Proceedings
"Austria, 996-1996" Vienna: Austrian Gov., awaiting
- Article, "The Copying and Dissemination of
Choirbooks Containing Settings of the Mass at the Court
of Rudolf II" Studien zur Musikwissenschaft
80 (1994), 57-68.
- Article, "Index to the Journal of Musicological
Research Volumes 11-12 (1991-1993), 13 (1993-1994),
14 (1995), 15 (1995), and 16 (1997)" Journal of
Musicological Research 12 (1993), 351-363, 13 (1994),
317-8, 14 (1995), 293-5, 15 (1995), 313-4, and 16 (1997),
- Article, "Index to the Journal of Musicological
Research and Music and Man Volumes 1-10
(1973-1991)" Journal of Musicological Research
11 (1992), 1-28.
- Article, "Conference Report: Music Culture of
Central Europe up to the Year 1700, Prague Spring
International Music Festival, 16-18 May 1989" Journal
of Musicology 8 (1990): 444-449.
- Articles in Encyclopedia, six essays for Linda M. Fidler
and Richard James, eds. International Music Periodicals.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Essays include: Monatshefte
für Musikgeschichte, Die Musik,
Musik im Kriege, Studien zur
Musikwissenschaft, Royal Musical
Association Proceedings and Chronicle,
and Monthly Musical Record.
- Article, "Carl Luython at the Court of Emperor
Rudolf II: Biography and His Polyphonic Settings of the
Mass Ordinary" in Music from the Middle Ages
through the Twentieth Century, (see above): 130-146.
- Article, "Aspects of Renaissance Imitatio in Musical
Settings of the Mass Ordinary at Rudolf's Chapel" in
Prag um 1600: Beiträge zur Kunst and Kultur am
Hofe Rudolfs II. Freren: Luca Verlag, 1988, 27-32.
- Article, "On the Threshold of Homophony: Some
Aspects of Texture in Sixteenth-Century Lute Music,"
Journal of Musicological Research 4 (1983),
- Review of Walter Pass, Musik und Musiker am Hof Maximilians
II. Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1980, in Journal of
Musicological Research 4 (1982), 206-11.
- Article, "The Modal Implications in Two Pieces of
Organum from St. Martial and Notre Dame," Journal
of Musicological Research 3 (1981), 203-22.
- Review of Douglas Jarman, The Music of Alban Berg.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press,
1979, in In Theory Only: Journal of the Michigan
Music Theory Society 4 (Jan. 1979), 34-8.
- Recording: "The Harpur Jazz Ensemble, 1976,"
Mark Records (bass).
Papers Read and
- Presentation and Panel, "A New Approach to Writing a History of
Music," at American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Quebec City,
Canada, November 3, 2007.
- Presentation, Making Special Education a Primary
Focus for Board Development, at New York State
School Boards Association Convention, Albany, August 11,
- Paper Session Chair, "It Can Happen to You:
Defending Your District's Policies and Practices,"
at New York State School Boards Association Convention,
Syracuse, October 22, 1999.
- Invitation to Panel Discussion, Music and Musicians
in Renaissance Austria: A Matter of Foreign Exchange,
at Music in Austria: The Renaissance, and the First and
Second Viennese Schools. University of Ottawa, Canada,
January 7, 1996.
- Pre-Concert Lectures: Faculty Scholarship Concert Series
-- Mozart at Manhattanville, "The Context of
Mozart's Chamber Music," Feb. 24, 1991, and
"Mozart's Musical Language," April 14, 1991.
- Invitation to Read Paper from Czechoslovak Academy of
Science, Prague, Czechoslovakia, May 16-18, 1989 at
Conference as part of Prague Spring International Music
Festival: "Musical Culture of Central Europe Up To
the Year 1700." Title, "The Copying and Dissemination of Choirbooks Containing Settings of the
Mass at the Court of Rudolf II" (see Studien
zur Musikwissenschaft (1994), above)
- Paper Session Chair, "Medievalism in Musical
Practice and Performance," at Studies in
Medievalism -- 4th General Conference. U.S. Military
Academy, West Point, 5-7 October 1989.
- Invitation to Read Paper, Czechoslovak Academy of
Science, Prague, Czechoslovakia, June 7-14, 1987 at
Conference on Arts at the Court of Rudolf II,
"Aspects of Renaissance Imitatio in Musical Settings
of the Mass Ordinary at Rudolf's Chapel"
- Recital, "Two Guitars in Concert: Faculty Artist
Recital" with James Lorusso, Pius X Hall,
Manhattanville, April 5, 1987.
- Paper, "Early Polyphony: An Approach to the Rhythm
in Two Pieces of Organum," read at the meeting of
the American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter.
Chicago, September 29, 1979.
Membership in Scholarly and
- American Musicological Society (Sub-Committee on
- Österreichische Gesellschaft für Musikwissenschaft
- New York State Music Theory Association
- Fulbright Alumni Community
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
- New York State School Boards Association
Research Interests and Hobbies
- Most interested in transitional periods in Music History
and inter-disciplinary aspects of Music History as a
liberal art, and in conjunction with a variety of
disciplines including computing, sociology, and
- Elected twice to Bedford Central School District Board of
- Racing sailor, Little League and high-school age baseball
coach, and private pilot.
- Performing and recording with the Other Corner Jug
Band on bass and guitar.
times since 10/15/2013