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Dr Bonnie Blackburn FBA

Music History and Criticism of Music: Medieval and Renaissance Western Europe
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About this Fellow

Bonnie J. Blackburn is an independent scholar specializing in music and music theory of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1970. She has taught at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Since 1990 she has been an editor and copy-editor of scholarly books and journals. She is a member of the Faculty of Music, Oxford University, and affiliated with Wolfson College, Oxford. She has been a fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and has received research grants from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the American Council of Learned Societies. She is a Corresponding Member of the American Musicological Society, and was elected to membership in the Academia Europaea in 2010.



Current post

  • Independent Scholar

Past Appointments

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Music, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989 - 1990
  • , Freelance editor and copy-editor of scholarly books, 1990
  • Visiting Associate Professor, The University of Chicago, 1986


Florentius de Faxolis: Book on Music 2010

Josquin, Motets on Non-biblical Texts De Domino Jesu Christo, 2 vols. 2003, 2007

Composition, Printing and Performance: Studies in Renaissance Music 2000

The Oxford Companion to the Year 1999, 2003

A Correspondence of Renaissance Musicians 1991

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