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.
SMR Hosts Holiday Movie Night – December 06, 2021
Pre-Candidate Abstract-Writing Workshop – November 30, 2021
SMR at SEM 2021 – November 23, 2021
Fall 2021 Anti-Racism Reading Group Meeting – November 19, 2021
Dissertation Writing Group, Fall 2021 – November 17, 2021
First 2021–22 General Assembly – September 20, 2021
SMR Welcome BBQ 2021 – September 13, 2021
Lisa Decenteceo defends dissertation – July 21, 2021