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Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Honorary Members

Elected for outstanding contributions to the study and presentation of seventeenth-century music.

2002 – Alfred Mann (1917-2006)

Professor emeritus, Eastman School of Music
The University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Charter member of SSCM and the American Heinrich Schütz Society, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
A Life Sketch of Alfred Mann by Michael Dodds
Selected Bibliography

2004 – Stephen Bonta (1927-2017)

Professor emeritus, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York

For his pioneering research on the liturgical use of the sonata da chiesa; the liturgy of the Monteverdi Vespers; the music of Giovanni Legrenzi; instruments, instrumental music, and their functions in the seventeenth century; and on the manufacture of strings and their role in the development of the violoncello.
Selected Bibliography

2007 – Kerala J. Snyder

Professor emerita, Eastman School of Music
The University of Rochester, Rochester, New York

Organist, musicologist, and teacher; for her contributions to the study of North German organ music and its sources, and especially to our knowledge of Dieterich Buxtehude; and for her outstanding leadership and service to the Society as founding editor of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music.
Selected Bibliography

2009 – Alexander Silbiger

Professor emeritus, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

Musician, scholar, teacher, quondam scientist and engineer, for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of early keyboard music and Girolamo Frescobaldi and for his leadership and service within the Society, especially in the establishment of the Society’s Journal and as founding Editor of the Web Library of 17th-Century Music.
Selected Bibliography

2010 – Anne Schnoebelen

Joseph and Ida K. Mullen Professor Emerita of Musicology
Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Houston, Texas

A founding faculty member (1974/75) of the Shepherd School of Music, head of musicology, director of graduate studies, and acting dean. For her contributions to the collection, dissemination, and study of Italian sacred and devotional music, especially in Bologna, and her dedicated teaching of students who have joined the field.
Selected Bibliography

2011 – Jeffrey Kurtzman

Professor, Musicology
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

For his scholarship on Catholic sacred music in seventeenth-century Italy, especially on Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610; his many contributions in the area of academic and professional service; his mentorship of young scholars; and his outstanding service to the Society, beginning with his role as its founding President.
Selected Bibliography

2012 – Barbara Russano Hanning

Professor emerita
The City College and City University of New York

For her scholarship on Humanism and early opera, and on the iconography of music; her authorship of a highly regarded textbook; her academic service as a long-time department chair; her mentorship of young scholars; and her considerable service to the Society, especially as its first elected President.
Selected Bibliography

2013 – Bruce Gustafson

Professor emeritus, Franklin & Marshall College
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and teacher; for his scholarship on French harpsichord music and theatrical music of the seventeenth century; his leadership and service to the Society as President and as editor of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music; his continuing service to the musicological community in his current position as the Editor-in-Chief of Oxford Bibliographies: Music; and for his application of developing technologies in advancing JSCM as model of other humanities journals and the creation of the JSCM-Instrumenta series.

2014 – Margaret Murata

Professor emerita
University of California, Irvine

For her scholarship on Roman monody, opera, and the chamber cantata; her long list of scholarly editions and distinguished publications; for her leadership and service to the Society as unsung editor, conference host, President, SSCM-L list manager, and webmaster; and for her service to the musicological community at large on the editorial boards of Recercare, the Web Library of 17th-Century Music, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society, as well as on the board and as Vice President of the American Musicological Society.
Selected Bibliography

2016 – Carol G. Marsh

Professor emerita
University of North Carolina at Greensboro

For the breadth of her scholarship, her seminal contributions to the field of seventeenth-century music and dance, her role as a founding member of SSCM and member of the governing board, especially as Treasurer during a crucial period in the Society’s second decade, her unstinting support of dancers and dance historians, her ongoing scholarly research, including regular conference presentations in both musicology and historical dance, and her unique ability to help others embody the gracious and lively rhythms of Baroque dance.
Selected Bibliography

2017 – Tim Carter

David G. Frey Distinguished Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

For the depth, breadth and sheer quantity of his scholarship, raising and profoundly discussing new questions on Monteverdi, on 17th-century Italian madrigals and opera, and on other aspects of 17th-century music, for his service to our Society as President, as a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, as chair of our program committee, and for his role as a brilliant teacher, mentor, advisor and editor to innumerable students and colleagues across a wide spectrum of fields of study.
Selected Bibliography

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