I spent six glorious weeks in what at times seems like a terrestrial civitas Dei—Toronto, of course—studying medieval Latin at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. In addition to grinding through a variety of texts with a variety of provenances, we also spent a day every week on paleography, the apex of which was some quality time spent with a tenth-century manuscript from Tours.
I also had the privilege of attending the Historical Notation Bootcamp at Yale University, organized and led by Professors Anna Zayaruznaya (Yale University) and Andrew Hicks (Cornell University) in mid-August. The course was a three-day blitz of notations ranging from the ninth century to the fifteenth, and our work ranged from discussing music-theoretical issues to singing works representative of the notations studied. Good times were had by all.
—William van Geest
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William van Geest is a third-year PhD student in Music Theory at the University of Michigan. While his research focuses on rhythmic theory in thirteenth-century France, his interests include the history of music theory and a range of music-theoretical questions. He has presented work in Canada, the United States, and Britain on rhythm and meter, the music of Anton Webern, and medieval grammar.
Careers Beyond the University Workshop – November 02, 2020
First Meeting of SMRF Anti-Racism Reading Group – October 28, 2020
General Assembly Fall 2020 – October 02, 2020
SMR Beginning-of-Year "BBQ" – August 31, 2020
Lisa Decenteceo gives dissertation presentation – August 13, 2020
Carlos Pérez Tabares presents at Music Theory Midwest – July 21, 2020
Dorian Mueller (virtually) presents at MaMI – May 31, 2020