I received my PhD in Musicology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign following completion of the BMus and MMus degrees at the University of British Columbia.
Prior to my appointment at Laurier I taught music history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
I am the leading expert on medieval notations that use letters of the Latin or Greek alphabets to record pitches. I describe these systems in my book, Letter Notations in the Middle Ages. I have published 4 other books on medieval music theory manuscripts. I have completed 2 of a projected series of 3 volumes on music theory manuscripts from Normandy.
My research area is medieval music, and my work has been funded by consecutive awards from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. I do archival research in libraries in France and Italy, with focus on medieval notation and music theory manuscripts.
I have presented my research at national and international conferences.
At Laurier, I teach music history survey courses with active participation from music students. I offer endless office hours (cookies provided) to help students with their term papers.
Listen, Read, Think, Write and Edit (and edit again) are the stepping stones to writing an excellent paper, and Laurier students are challenged to become critical thinkers through reading and discussing their ideas.