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Elizabeth Weinfield
Musicologist, Juilliard

Elizabeth Weinfield is a music historian whose research explores the relationships among gender, performance, and race in the early modern period. Her work as a scholar is greatly informed by her life as a performer and, by extension, the material aspects of music and the knowledge systems they produce. Join us as she explores how her research intersects with music’s material history and iconography, and how historically-informed performance can benefit from this method of inquiry.

Elizabeth Weinfield is a professor of musicology at the Juilliard School. Her research explores the relationships among gender, performance, and material culture in the early modern period. She holds a PhD in historical musicology from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and a Master of Music from Oxford. As artistic director of the ensemble, Sonnambula (recently ensemble-in-residence at the Met Cloisters), she has designed site-specific concerts at museums around the country. Her recording of the music of seventeenth-century composer, Leonora Duarte, on Centaur Records won the American Musicological Society’s Jewish studies award in 2019. She is working on her first book, a monograph on Duarte that investigates music’s role in the convergence of business and culture in the early modern domestic space.

Tuesday, October 25, 12:15 pm
38 West 86th Street, Lecture Hall

Lunch will be served starting at noon. Registration required.

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