George A. Saden Professor Emerita of Music
Ellen Rosand was the recipient of fellowships from the ACLS, NEH, Rockefeller Foundation, and Guggenheim Foundation, and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1996. Editor of the Journal of the American Musicological Society (1981-83), President of the American Musicological Society (1992-94), and Vice-President of the International Musicological Society (1997-2002), she taught at Rutgers University before coming to Yale as Professor of Music in 1992, where she chaired the department from 1993-98 and was appointed George A. Saden Professor of Music in 2006. Also in 2006 she received a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Mellon Foundation, part of which she used to establish the Yale Baroque Opera Project, an undergraduate company, which has been producing Baroque operas regularly for the past ten years. (The President’s Office at Yale University has been supporting this endeavor since the Mellon funds ran out in 2013.) She served as musicological advisor for The Enchanted Island, a Baroque pasticcio produced by the Metropolitan Opera in 2012. She retired in 2014.
In addition to her books, Opera in Seventeenth-Century Venice: the Creation of a Genre (1991) and Monteverdi’s Venetian Trilogy: the Late Operas (2007), she edited Orfeo by Antonio Sartorio and Aurelio Aureli (Drammaturgia musicale veneta, vol 6, 1983), I sacri musicali affetti by Barbara Strozzi (1988), and the fourteen-volume Garland Library of the History of Western Music (1985), and she is the General Editor of yet another fourteen-volume collection, this one a critical edition of the operas of Francesco Cavalli. Her other publications include articles on Barbara Strozzi, Monteverdi, Cavalli, Vivaldi, Handel, and music in sixteenth-century Venice.