School of Music > Faculty & Staff > Faculty A-Z > Cathy Ann Elias
She received a Master of Arts from the State University of New York
at Binghamton in Music Theory focusing on Bartok, Schoenberg, and
Kandinsky. She also holds a Master of Arts in Library Science and a
PhD in Musicology from the University of Chicago.
Her current research focuses on two areas: compositional process in
16th- century Franco-Flemish composers' masses, and performance practice
based on Medieval and Renaissance Italian literary sources. She has
published in journals such as Early Music: Musical Performance in
16th-century Italian literature: Straparola's Le piacevoli notti. Other
publications include chapters in books: "Mid-Sixteenth-Century Chanson
Masses, A Kaleidoscopic Process" in Early Musical Borrowings,
"Sercambi's Novelliere and Croniche as Evidence for Musical
Entertainment in the Fourteenth Century" in the The Italian Novella,
"Music on the Run in the Italian Novella: Plagues, Devotional Movements,
and Intimate Gatherings Away from Home" in Ingrid Brainard
Gedenkschrift, "A New Look at Cantus Firmus Process in Crecquillons
Missa Kein adler in der Welt so schn" in Uno gentile et subtile
ingenio. Studies in Renaissance Music in Honour of Bonnie J. Blackburn, and "Claudio Baglioni, The Apollo of Musica Leggera" in Musica pop e testi in Italia dal 1960 a oggi .
Cathy Ann also has a special interest in popular music and works in the area.