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Associate Professor of Musicology
Division Head, Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Luisa Nardini is Associate Professor of musicology at The University of Texas, Austin, where she has also been serving as head of the musicology and ethnomusicology division. She has published extensively on medieval chant, especially as documented in Italian and French manuscripts, women in music, and Digital Humanities. Her book, Interlacing Traditions: Neo-Gregorian Chant Propers in Beneventan Manuscripts, is a study of an extended repertory of liturgical music circulating between the tenth and the thirteenth centuries showing the influence of Romans, Franks, Byzantines, Normans, Jews, and Muslims that populated southern Italy in the Middle Ages. Her forthcoming book, Chant, Prosulas, Hypertexts: Re-texting the Proper of the Mass in Beneventan Manuscripts (Oxford University Press, 2021) includes study and edition (online and in print) of a substantial repertory of sacred music from southern Italy. She is co-editing with Bibiana Vergine the facsimile edition of a thirteenth-century hymnal from Naples. She edited two conference proceedings: Intersecting Practices in the Production of Sacred Music c. 1400 - c. 1650 (2016), and Laus Musicae: Arte, scienza e prassi del canto liturgico e devozione medieval (2021).

She is the recipient of the “Gladiatore d’Oro,” the highest honorific prize of the Province of Benevento (Italy) in 2012, a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 2018, a Grace Hill Milam Centennial Fellowship in Fine Arts for 2012-2013, and the inaugural Provost’s Authors Fellowship at The University of Texas for the completion of her monograph on Beneventan prosulas. In 2021/22 she will coordinate a team of researchers on a project that will connect medieval musicology and digital humanities sponsored by the the Harry Ransom Centre. Starting from August 2022 she will be general editor of Acta Musicologica, together with Jen-yen Chen (Taiwan University) and Arnulf Mattes (University of Bergen, Norway).

Chant, Hypertexts, and Prosulas: Re-texting the Proper of the Mass in Beneventan Manuscripts (Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2021). 

Interlacing Traditions: Neo-Gregorian Mass Proper Chants in Beneventan Manuscripts (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies—University of Toronto Press, 2016). 

Musica: Manuale disciplinare completo per le prove scritte, orali e pratiche dei concorsi a cattedra, co-authored with Claudia Calì and Guido Olivieri, (Naples: Edizioni Simone, 2020). 

Laus musicae: Arte, scienza e prassi del canto liturgico e devozionale meridionale. Proceedings of the International conference, Benevento, May 2019, co-edited with Paolo Scarnecchia, Vox Antiqua (forthcoming).

Intersecting Practices in the Production of Sacred Music, ca. 1400–1650: Proceedings of the Symposium of Studies, Austin, TX, May 2015, ed. in Journal of the Alamire Foundation 8/2 (2016). 

“Italy,” in eds. Daniel DiCenso and Andrew Irving, Medieval Latin Liturgy: A Research Guide (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

“Neo-Gregorian Chant in the Beneventan Zone: Some Case Studies,” in Companion to the Beneventan Zone, eds. Richard Gyug and Andrew Irving (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming). 

“Medieval Chant and Digital Technology: A Website for Liturgical Prosulas,” Pro Musica Sacra: Journal of the Pontifical University John Paul II in Krakow.

“Reuniting Fragments and Reconsidering the Scribal History of the Beneventan Zone,” in eds. Elsa De Luca, Jean-François Goudesenne, and Ivan Moody, Scriptor, Cantor, et Notator: The Materiality of Sound in Chant Manuscripts (Leiden: Brepols, forthcoming). 

“Il canto neo-gregoriano del Proprium Missae nei manoscritti beneventani,” in Laus musicae: Arte, scienza e prassi del canto liturgico e devozionale meridionale: Atti della conferenza internazionale, Benevento, maggio 2019, eds. Luisa Nardini and Paolo Scarnecchia, Vox Antiqua (forthcoming), 187-206.

“Renewal and Heritage in Roman Chant Manuscripts,” in Urban Developments of Late Antique and Medieval Rome: Revising the Narrative of Renewal, eds. Gregor Kalas and Ann van Dijk (Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, in press), 277-296.

“The Mass of the Dead in Beneventan Manuscripts,” in Proceedings of the 17th Meeting of the International Musicological Society - Cantus Planus Study Group, Venice (Italy), July-August 2014 (Venice: Fondazione Levi, 2021), 515-28.

Chant and Hypertexts,” in Proceedings of the Digital Frontiers Conference, Digital Frontiers (2019).

“Regional Musical Culture in the Mass Chants of MC318 Second Tonary,” in Sciences du Quadrivium au Mont-Cassin: Regards croisées sur le manuscrit Montecassino, Arch. dell'Abbazia 318, eds. Isabelle Draelants and Laura Albiero (Turnhout: Brepols, “Bibliologia,” 2018), 217-229. 

“I due tonari a confronto,” in Montecassino, Archivio dell'Abbazia, cod. 318: Facsimile e commentarii, eds. Mariano Dall'Omo e Nicola Tangari, Bibliotheca Mediaevalis, IV; Archivio Storico di Montecassino, facsimili e commentari, 3 (Lucca: LIM, 2018), lxxi-lxxxii.

“Appendice II: Indici del primo e del secondo tonario,” in collaboration with Bibiana Vergine, in Montecassino, Archivio dell'Abbazia, cod. 318: Facsimile e commentarii, eds. Mariano Dall'Omo e Nicola Tangari, Bibliotheca Mediaevalis, IV; Archivio Storico di Montecassino, facsimili e commentari, 3 (Lucca: LIM, 2018), clxxxi-ccxiv.

“In the Quest of Gallican Remnants in Gregorian Manuscripts,” in The Oxford Handbook of Music and Censorship, ed. Patricia Hall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), 7-38.

“Fitting New Texts into Old Melodies: The Diffusion and Technique of Prosulas for Tracts and Graduals,” in Chant, Liturgy, and the Inheritance of Rome: Essays in Honour of Joseph Dyer, eds. Daniel DiCenso and Rebecca Maloy (Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 2017), 245-268.

“The Circulation of Gregorian Chant and the Cult of St. Michael in Medieval Southern Italy,” in The Oxford Handbook of Music and World Christianities, eds. Suzel Reily and Jonathan Dueck (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), 581-605.

“Allusioni liturgico-musicali in Dante attraverso un'analisi del manoscritto 13 dell'Harry Ransom Center," in Nel 750° anniversario della nascita di Dante Alighieri: Letteratura e Musica del Duecento e del Trecento. Atti del Convegno Internazionale Certaldo Alto, 17-18 Dicembre 2015, eds. Paola Benigni, Stefano Campagnolo, Rino Caputo, Stefania Cori, Agostino Ziino (Gesualdo: Fondazione Carlo Gesualdo, “Studi e Testi, 1,” 2016), 133-141.

“Introduction,” Intersecting Practices in the Production of Sacred Music, ca. 1400–1650: Proceedings of the Symposium held in Austin, TX, May 2015, ed. Luisa Nardini, Journal of the Alamire Foundation 8/2 (2016): 9-10.

 

 

 

MUS 313M
History of Western Music I 

MUS 379K
Italian Trecento Music 

MUS 379K
Medievalism in the 20th Century 

MUS 379K
Music and Medievalism

MUS 379K
Plainchant

MUS 379K/387
Sacred Polyphony

MUS 379K
Singing Chant

MUS 380
Global Music Traditions ca. 700-1400

MUS 380.1
Advanced Studies in the History of Music: Medieval

MUS 381
Reference and Research Materials in Music

MUS 381J
Foundations of Musicology

MUS 385J
Chant Hypertexts

MUS 385J
Late Medieval Chants

MUS 385J
Latin Songs

MUS 385J
Medieval Music and Historical Imagination

MUS 385J
Music Editing and Digital Humanities 

MUS 385J
Post-Gregorian Chant

MUS 385K
Notational Systems before 1300

MUS 386/387
Chant and Digital Humanities 

MUS 386/387
Chant and Polyphony

MUS 387L/387
The Polyphonic Mass 

MUS 398T
Supervised Teaching in Music 

TC 302
Plan II Honors Program Signature Course: Unarchiving the Arts 

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Contact Information

Phone
512.232.2069

Campus location
MRH 3.128

Teaching Areas

Musicology

Research Areas

Medieval Music

Global Studies

Digital Humanities

Women Studies

Education

L.M.S. Post-doctoral License in Mediaeval Studies
University of Toronto,

Doctor of Philosophy
Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma (Italy)

Laurea (BA/MA) Summa cum laude
Università degli Studi di Napoli (Italy)

Diploma in Music Education
Conservatorio di Musica of Benevento (Italy)

Diploma (DMA) in Piano Performance,
Conservatorio di Musica of Benevento (Italy)