( A richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding...)
A richly detailed portrait of the music and surrounding culture in one of history's most creative eras. Music in the Age of the Renaissance, written by one of the country's leading scholars, brings to life the musical styles and genres that mark this humanistic period of artistic and scientific revolution. In his compelling treatment of how the music was developed and transmitted, Professor Leeman Perkins grounds his narrative firmly in political, religious, social, and cultural history, opening a window onto the lavish courts, magnificent churches, and thriving urban centers in which music played such a vital role. The latest, best, and most comprehensive survey of Renaissance music to appear in over forty years.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University Utah, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.
Instructor, Boston University, 1964;
instructor, Yale University, 1964-1967;
assistant professor, Yale University, 1967-1971;
director undergraduate studies in music history, Yale University, 1969-1970;
associate professor music history, coordinator for musicology, University Texas, Austin, 1971-1975;
associate professor music history, graduate advisory for musicology, University Texas, Austin, 1976;
professor music, Columbia University, New York City, since 1976;
chairman department music, Columbia University, New York City, 1985-1990. Instructor advanced seminar in Medieval History, Smith College, 1968. Visiting associate professor music Columbia University, 1975.
Visiting professor Boston University, 1978. Director National Endowment for Humanities Summer Seminar, 1977.
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Chairman graduate musicology committee, Columbia University, 1980-1984, 1993-1996, 97-2001. Sergeant, 7th Army Symphony, United States Army, 1957-1959. Member American Musicological Society (chairman program committee 1979, board directors 1980-1981, advisory board, 1985-1986, chairman ad hoc sub committee, 1985-1986, executive committee delegate, 1989-1992, member fellowship committee 1995-1998), International Musicological Society, The Renaissance Society of America, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.
Married Marianne Suzanne Contesse, November 14, 1956. Children: Eric Raymond, Bruce Philippe, Marc Christian (deceased), Patrick Thierry.