Nancy van Deusen, Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities
B.M., Houghton College; M.M. (Piano), MM. (Musicology, Music Theory), Ph.D., Indiana University
Professor van Deusen has published on music and institutional culture in medieval Rome, the cathedral milieu of 11th- and 12th-century France, and music in the history of ideas. Her most recent book, Music and Theology at the Early University (1995), explores the concept of a university, as well as music's place as an analogical bridge between the natural sciences and philosophy within that concept. Her current book project deals with the development of a notion and academic discipline of "folklore" and "folkmusic" during the course of the 19th century as a reinvention and retooling of significant medieval concepts. A musicologist and music theorist with ongoing interest in music analysis, van Deusen's work has intersected disciplines often kept apart on more conventional, standardized music faculties. Equally at home in "music theoretical" systems, analytical discourses, and historical issues, as well as historical anthropology, both her teaching activities and scholarly publications have transcended the boundaries between music theory, history, and practice within a cultural context. Professor van Deusen is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America, and has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant, several Fulbright Research Grants, and an American Philosophical Society Research Grant. Her teaching career has included positions at California State University, Northridge and the Institute for Musicology at the University of Basel, Switzerland. For further information you are invited to visit Professor van Deusen's online curriculum vitae.
Professor Nancy van Deusen
School of Arts and Humanities
Claremont Graduate University
121 East Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711