Robert L. Kendrick

Robert Kendrick
William Colvin Professor in Music, Romance Languages and Literatures, and the College
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773.834.8229
PhD, New York University

Robert L. Kendrick works in early modern music and culture, with additional interests in Latin America, historical anthropology, traditional Mediterranean polyphony, laments, and the visual arts. His most recent book is *Fruits of the Cross: Passiontide Music Theater in Habsburg Vienna (Uof California P, 2018), and recent graduate seminars include: ‘European Sacred Music Abroad, 1550-1730’; and 'Music and Images in Early Modern Europe'. He has taught on the Rome, Vienna and Oaxaca programs of the Civilization Core, as well as undergraduate ethnomusicology. In 2006 he won a Graduate Teaching Award. Forthcoming work includes an edition of Renaissance Lamentations and issues in Italian madrigals. Other books include The Sound of Milan, 1580-1650 (2002) and Celestial Sirens (1996) and he has edited the motets of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani for A-R Editions (1998). He has advised or worked with early music performers, including Chicago’s Newberry Consort, Bologna’s Cappella Artemisia, and Boston’s La Donna Musicale. At Chicago he is term faculty for the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and affiliated with the Center for Gender Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies. A member of Milan’s Accademia Ambrosiana, Kendrick received his PhD (musicology) and MA (ethnomusicology) from New York University, after a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a former Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. In 2018 he was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and in 2019 a Knight of the Italian Republic (Class VI). A former autoworker and union activist, he is keenly supportive of graduate-student, adjunct, and contingent-faculty labor in academia.

Selected Publications