Institute of Sacred Music, Department of Music, School of Music, and Divinity School
Margot Fassler, Robert Tangeman Professor Emerita of Music History, Yale University, is the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy and Director of the Program in Sacred Music at the University of Notre Dame. Recent books include Music in the Medieval West and its accompanying Anthology (New York, 2014); and, as co-author, Life and Latin Learning at Paradies bei Soest, 1300-1425: Inscription and Illumination in the Choir Books of a North German Dominican Convent, 2 vols. (Munster, 2016), and as co-editor, Medieval Cantors and Their Craft (New York, 2017). Fassler is a member of the North American Academy of Liturgy, a former president of the Medieval Academy of America, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an honorary member of the American Musicological Society. Her digital work includes documentary studies of contemporary congregations. A digital model of creation and cosmos based on the illuminations of Scivias (with Christian Jara) will appear in 2021. Her book Cosmos, Liturgy and the Arts in the Twelfth Century: Hildegard’s Illuminated Scivias is forthcoming with the University of Pennsylvania Press. These works have been supported by grants from the Luce Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the ACLS. In 2019–20, Fassler was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.