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Gregorian Chant and Power Politics in Medieval Tuscany

Gregorian Chant and Power Politics in Medieval Tuscany

Lecture by James Maiello

Given at Vanderbilt University (2011)

James Maiello, senior lecturer in music at Vanderbilt’ Blair School of Music, speaking at the Commencement 2011 Faculty Seminars.

Maiello’s research interests include plainchant, medieval and Renaissance music, and the philosophy of music education. In addition to presenting research at both musicology and interdisciplinary conferences in the U.S. and Europe, his study “On the Manufacture and Dating of the Pistoia Choirbooks” is forthcoming in Plainsong & Medieval Music. Research has been funded by a Heckman Stipend from the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library and grants from UCSB’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, Medieval Studies Program, and GraduateDivision.

Maiello has taught music at the middle level in the Pine Plains (NY) Central School District and at the University of California, Santa Barbara and Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. He is a member of the American Musicological Society, the College Music Society, the Medieval Academy of America, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. Teaching responsibilities at Blair include both collegiate and pre-college music history courses. He has been at Blair since 2008. Recent publications include “On the Manufacture and Dating of the Pistoia Choirbooks” in the Journal of the Plainsong and Medieval Music Society.

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