Laura McDowell, Ph.D.Professor of Music, History & Literature
Chair, Division of Fine Arts; Coordinator, Secondary Keyboard Studies
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).
Concert reviewer for Classical Voice of North Carolina since 2007