PhD Musicology; Certificate in Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Duke University, 2012
MM Musicology, Peabody Conservatory, 2006
MM Music Theory Pedagogy, Peabody Conservatory, 2005
BA Music Performance; Religion, Gettysburg College, 1999
The University of Hartford
The Hartt School, Department of Music History, Assistant Professor 2013–
Faculty Fellow, Humanities Center 2017–18
Non Est Minimo Dare Minus: The Development of Small Rhythmic Values in the Late Medieval Period. Monograph. Under preliminary review at Oxford University Press, Oxford Studies in Music Theory Series.
Digital Publications (Selected)
“Nicolaus de Aversa, Frater.” Grove Music Online. Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2018.
With James Cook. “Music and Medievalism.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Edited by Bruce Gustafson. New York: Oxford University Press, March 2018. doi: 10.1093/obo/9780199757824-0241
“John Dunstaple.” A-R Editions Online Musical Anthology, 2018. http://www.armusicanthology.com/anthology/ViewerPlus.aspx?=1&music_id=784 [log-in required]
“Beyond the Grave: The Dies Irae in Video Games.” Sounding Out! December 18, 2017. https://soundstudiesblog.com/2017/12/18/beyond-the-grave-the-dies-irae-in-video-game-music/
“Cantigas de Santa Maria,” A-R Editions Online Musical Anthology, 2017. http://www.armusicanthology.com/anthology/ViewerPlus.aspx?=1&music_id=745 [log-in required]
“Comtessa (Beatriz?) de Dia,” A-R Editions Online Musical Anthology, 2017. http://www.armusicanthology.com/anthology/ViewerPlus.aspx?=1&music_id=746 [log-in required]
Journal Articles (Selected)
“Whose Music? Questions of Representation in the Early Music Survey,” under review at/accepted for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART), forthcoming 2018.
“Going Medieval on (in?) Music: The Early Music Survey Course at a Conservatory,” under review at/accepted for Out of the Cloister: Lone Medievalists Making the Middle Ages Matter, a themed issue of The Lone Medievalist, forthcoming 2018.
Karen Cook and Carol Williams, “New Light on Frater Nicolaus de Aversa: His Plainchant Treatise in LHD 244,” Musica Disciplina 60 (2015, pub. 2017): 115–148.
“Text Mining and Early Music: Using Lexomics in Research.” Early Music (Winter 2015): 1–6.
“A New Reading of Binchois’s ‘Mon seul et souverain desir.’ ” Plainsong & Medieval Music 24, issue 2 (Oct. 2015): 167–88.
“ ‘The Things I Do For Lust …’: Humor and Subversion in The Bard’s Tale (2004),” requested for Music and Role-Playing Games, edited by William Gibbons and Steven Reale, New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2018/2019.
“Gaming the Medievalist World in Harry Potter,” under contract with The Oxford Handbook of Medievalism in Music, forthcoming 2018.
“Beyond (the) Halo: Plainchant in Video Games,” for “Parallel Histories: Musical Pasts as Historical Presents—Representations of Early Music on Screen,” Studies in Medievalism, forthcoming 2018.
“Music, History, and Progress in Sid Meier’s Civilization IV,” in Music and Video Games, edited by K.J. Donnelly, William Gibbons, and Neil Lerner, 166–82. New York: Routledge, 2014.
Review of The Art of Grafted Song: Citation and Allusion in the Age of Machaut, by Yolanda Plumley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). Ars Lyrica 24 (2015, pub. 2017): 75–78.
Review of The Musica of Hermannus Contractus, ed. and trans. Leonard Ellinwood, rev. and new introduction by John L. Snyder (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015), Francia-Recensio, 2017. http://www.perspectivia.net/publikationen/francia/francia-recensio/2017-1/ma/ellinwood_cook
Review of The ‘Ars musica’ Attributed to Magister Lambertus/Aristoteles, edited by Christian Meyer & translated by Karen Desmond (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2015). Theoria 22 (2015): 189–94.
Selected Manuscripts in Preparation
“Medieval Emotion and Music in Video Games,” requested for a themed issue of postmedieval, to be submitted in Oct 2018.
“Renaissance Music in Assassin’s Creed II,” requested for The Museum of Renaissance Music: A History in 100 Exhibits, edited by Tim Shephard and Vincenzo Borghetti, to be submitted in Sept 2018.
“1378: Music and the Papal Schism,” requested for Early Music America, to be submitted in June 2018.
“Johannes Pipudi [Pipardi?],” New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, forthcoming 2018.
“Mensural Terminology in Two ars nova Sources,” under review at Music Theory and Analysis.
Selected Invited Talks
“Hildegard’s Women,” Keynote Lecture, Women Composers’ Festival of Hartford, Hartford, CT, April 7, 2018.
“Twenty-First-Century Renaissance: Modern Visions of the Past,” Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies, Amherst, MA, Oct 25, 2017.
“Beyond (the) Halo: Chant in Video Games,” Keynote Lecture, REMOSS (The Representation of Early Music on Stage and Screen) study group: Parallel Histories: Musical Pasts as Historical Presents, Centre for Music on Stage and Screen, University of Nottingham, UK, April 8, 2016.
“Whose Music?” invited TedX lecture, TedX University of Hartford, October 17, 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILOWq-yltvw
Selected Service to the Field
Executive Committee Member, The Society for the Study of Sound and Music in Games
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Sound & Music in Games
Board Member At-Large, Ludomusicology Study Group, American Musicological Society
Committee Member, North American Conference on Video Game Music
Selected Professional Memberships & Affiliations
American Musicological Society
AMS: New England Chapter
AMS: Ludomusicology Study Group
Society for Music Theory
AMS/SMT: Early Music Analysis Interest Group
AMS/SMT: History of Music Theory Interest Group
Medieval Academy of America
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship
International Machaut Society
Society for American Music
International Association for the Study of Popular Music