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Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music, McGill University

October 8, 2010 - 4:00pm
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Julie Cumming, Associate Professor of Music, McGill University
From Two-Part Framework to Movable Module: Changes in Compositional Process in the Fifteenth Century

Julie E. Cumming received her B.A. in Music and Medieval Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University (1980), and her M.A. (1982) and Ph.D (1987) in Music and Medieval Studies at the University of California at Berkeley. She taught for seven years at Wellesley College before moving to McGill in 1992. Professor Cumming's major area of expertise is late Medieval and Renaissance polyphony; she has published a monograph on fifteenth-century music, The Motet in the Age of Du Fay (Cambridge University Press, 1999). She has published articles and reviews in Speculum (the journal of the Medieval Academy of America), the Journal of Musicology, and New Grove Opera. She is currently working on a book on The Motet in the Age of Josquin. Other areas of interest include analysis of Renaissance music, music printing in the Renaissance, baroque opera and performance practice. Undergraduate courses include Art of Listening (introduction to music for Arts and Science students), History Survey, Medieval and Renaissance Music, Baroque Opera, and Analysis of Early Music; graduate courses include Music Paleography (transcribing and singing from Medieval and Renaissance music notation) and Performance Practice; graduate seminar topics have included Monteverdi, Du Fay, Josquin, Ockeghem and Busnoys, the motet c. 1500 and Music printing in the sixteenth century.

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