Gillian L. Gower, PhD

Faculty Representative, 2019-2022

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Gillian L Gower holds appointments as a Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor of Musicology at the University of Denver and as an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. A musicologist and medievalist, her research addresses the cultural history of medieval England and Scotland, focuseing on the ways in which women and racial minorities use music as a discourse through which to negotiate, construct, and challenge forms of power and authority. Her published work includes essays in the Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism (2020) and Viator (forthcoming in 2021). Gower’s current book project, Queenship and Music in Medieval England, examines tensions between gender and power in English religious song ca. 1200-1500. Dr. Gower’s scholarly interests encompass the digital humanities and medievalism in popular culture, as well as medieval textual and musical paleography and codicology. She is a contributor to the Carnegie Trust-funded digital humanities project “Towards a Prosopography of Scottish Musicians before the Reformation.” She previously held teaching appointments at UCLA and Southern Methodist University.

Sarah Ann Long, PhD

Faculty Representative, 2021-2024

Photo of Sarah Ann LongSarah Ann Long is Associate Professor of Musicology at Michigan State University.  Her work focuses on the liturgical practices of confraternities in northern France and the Low Countries, and urban music making.  She is the author of Music, Liturgy, and Confraternity Devotions in Paris and Tournai: 1300-1550 (University of Rochester Press, 2021), and co-editor of Antiphonaria: A Catalogue of Notated Office Manuscripts Preserved in Flanders (Brepols, 2015).  From 2008-2012, Long worked as a researcher at the University of Leuven and was the recipient of a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship awarded by the European Commission.  She works on a number of collaborative research projects and is currently a research associate at the Alamire Foundation (University of Leuven), and a research collaborator on the Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis Project (SIMSSA)/Cantus Ultimus (McGill University).  Long is the former president of the International Medieval Society, Paris, and she is currently co-general editor of the Journal of the Alamire Foundation.  She teaches a wide range of topics in early music as well as music of sub-Saharan Africa.

Lucia Marchi, PhD

Faculty Representative, 2020-2023

Photo of Lucia MarchiLucia Marchi teaches in the Department of Modern Languages and in the School of Music at DePaul University (Chicago, USA). She received her PhD in Musical Philology from the University of Pavia (Italy) in 2001. Her research interests include late Medieval music and Renaissance madrigals. She is currently working on early Franciscans and music and Renaissance madrigals in Piacenza (Italy). Her work has appeared in Recercare, Studi Musicali, Essays in Medieval Studies, Acta Musicologica, Il Santo. Rivista di Storia Dottrina e Arte, Archivio per la Storia della pietà, Philomusica online and Textus & Musica. Her edition of Marcantonio Ingegneri’s Il primo libro di madrigali a quattro voci was published by LIM and her Luca Marenzio, Il quarto libro di madrigali a sei voci is forthcoming on


Christina Kim

Graduate Student Representative, 2021-2024

Photo of Christina KimChristina Kim is a PhD student in Musicology at Stanford University. Born in Korea, she is an active musicologist, singer, and educator. Kim is broadly interested in Medieval and Renaissance sacred music; accordingly, her performance interests range from Gregorian chant to late sixteenth-century polyphony music. She earned the B.A. in Musicology summa cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Andrea Klassen

Graduate Student Representative, 2021-2024

Photo of Andrea KlassenAndrea Klassen is a Ph.D. student in Musicology with a focus in western plainchant at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a B.Mus. in Music History from the University of Manitoba and an M.A. in Musicology from Dalhousie University. Her master’s thesis studied the intersection of melody and notation in the St. Gall Cantatorium by applying new contour-based methodologies to adiastematic notation. This research focused in scribal practice and how the idea of “similarity” can be address in an adiastematic context. In her Ph.D. research, Andrea plans to track the transmission of neo-Gregorian chant from Benevento internationally across Europe in order to discover the transmission patterns of the limited repertory. Andrea also holds a Harry Ransom Center fellowship, with which she plans to index a number of western plainchant manuscripts and fragments held in the collection, including HRC 21, a Dominican processional and HRC 114, a Ferial psalter and hymnal.