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20th Annual Renaissance Polyphony Weekend
Dr. William Mahrt
William Mahrt teaches musicology at Stanford University, where he directs the Stanford Early Music Singers. He also directs the St. Ann Choir in Palo Alto, California, which regularly sings Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony in liturgical performance.
His scholarship centers upon the performance of Medieval and Renaissance music and its relation to liturgy and to music theory. He has written on the relation of music and liturgy; music and poetry in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance; and on the music of Guillaume de Machaut, Orlando di Lasso, and Johannes Brahms.
He is president of the Church Music Association of America and editor of its journal, Sacred Music, the oldest continually-published music journal in the United States. He gives workshops on Gregorian chant and on Renaissance music around the country.
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