Reflections on Sacred/Secular Music in Secular/Sacred Contexts
Preconcert talk for Cappella Pratensis performance at 7 PM
Jennifer Bloxam’s research interests include early music and its cultural context, interactions between plainsong and polyphony, narrative and exegesis in 15th and 16th century sacred music, musical borrowing, and composition. She has been a member of the Williams College faculty since 1986 and teaches courses on medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music; the influence of early music and Bach on nineteenth and 20th-century music; and the Carmen narrative in music, film, and dance. Bloxam has been published in numerous books and journals and maintains an ongoing collaboration in concerts, recordings, and film projects with the Dutch vocal ensemble Cappella Pratensis. She has twice been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has received research support from the Fulbright Foundation and the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation. She has served on the board of the American Musicological Society and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Musicological Society and the Journal of Alamire Foundation.