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consultant , musicologist , researcher

Rebecca A. Baltzer, musicologist, researcher, consultant. Dissertation fellow, American Association of University Women, 1966-1967.


Baltzer, Rebecca A. was born on June 17, 1940 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Ralph Neal and Sherard Rawles Baltzer.


Bachelor of Arts in English magna cum laude, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, 1962. Master of Arts in Musicology, Boston University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, Boston University, 1974.


Part-time instructor, lecturer in music Boston University, 1964—1967. Professor musicology School Music University Texas, Austin, since 1967, associate dean Graduate School, 1982—1986. Consultant National Endowment for Humanities, Washington, 1979—1980, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986—1988.

Visiting professor music Princeton University, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Editor, transcriber: Le Magnus liber organi de Notre-Dame de Paris, 1995, co-editor, contributor: book of essays The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages, 2000 (Honorary Mention in Philosophy & Religion, from the Professional and Scholarly Public (PSP) branch of the Association of America Publishers, 2001). Co-editor: The Union of Words and Music in Medieval Poetry, 1991. Editor of the music: edition & translation of medieval poetry Guillaume de Machaut: Remede de Fortune, 1988.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Society for American Music, Early Music American, College Music Society, Medieval Academy American (local arrangements chair annual meeting 2000), American Musicological Society (board directors 1980-1982, vice president 1988-1990, treasurer, member executive committee 1993—2000, Alfred Einstein award 1973), Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Beta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, photography, travel.


Married Charles Edward McCarthy, March 17, 1984.

Ralph Neal

Sherard Rawles Baltzer

Charles Edward McCarthy