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Featured Faculty Member
11th Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend


Dr. William Mahrt

Dr. William Mahrt teaches musicology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Early Music Singers. In addition, he is director of the St. Ann Choir in Palo Alto, CA, which regularly sings Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony in liturgical performance. He is active in the San Francisco Bay Area conducting short-term workshops in the performance of Gregorian chant and Renaissance choral music.

Dr. Mahrt's scholarship centers upon the performance of Medieval and Renaissance music and its relation to liturgy and to music theory. He has written on music and liturgy, on music and poetry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and on the music of Guillaume de Machaut and Johannes Brahms; this spring, he will give a graduate seminar on the Masses of Josquin Des Prez.

With his Early Music Singers, Dr. Mahrt has completed a two-year cycle of the complete masses of Josquin Des Prez and has embarked upon a cycle of historical Vespers services. The Singers gave concerts last fall on "Y1K: Music at the Turn of the First Millennium" and "Gothic Music: Music from the Age of the Great Cathedrals."

A member of the editorial board of Sacred Music, Dr. Mahrt has served as president of the Northern California chapter of the American Musicological Society.



For further information, call Susan Barton at 214/327-6823 or email to svbarton@yahoo.com. Please share this information with other interested singers.

     
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