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Laura McDowell , Ph.D.

Professor of Music, History & Literature
Interim Chair, Division of Fine Arts; Coordinator, Secondary Keyboard Studies
Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Florida State University
M.M. in Historical Musicology, Columbia University
B.M. in Music History, Converse College

Author: Edition of Motets and Chansons by Nicolas Payen (A-R Editions, 2006)

Contributing author:Carl Maria von Weber: A Guide to Research” by Donald G. and Alice H. Henderson (New York: Garland, 1990).

Essays: “The Musical Language of Death and Resurrection: Three Motets by Nicolas Payen” (in the Festcrichft “Hands-On Musicology: Essays in Honor of Jeffery Kite-Powell”; ed. Allan Scott: Ann Arbor, Michigan: Steglein Pub. Inc., 2012); program book essay for Santa Fe Opera’s 2010 production of Vivaldi’s Griselda (dir. by Peter Sellars). 

2009 Fellow NEA Arts Journalism Institute in Classical Music & Opera (Columbia University)
Professional Activities:

Concert reviewer for Classical Voice of North Carolina since 2007