Welcome to the Music History & Musicology Department

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Türki beray-ı Aşıkan-ı Hüda / A Song for those in Love with God; Edited by Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol; Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, voice and Robert Labaree, voice

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The Music History & Musicology Department at NEC offers an undergraduate Music History degree and a graduate Musicology degree. Learn more about how to become a major and apply now.

Music History Core Faculty

Core Faculty

Matthew Cron
Matthew is a musicologist specializing in the music of Bach.

Ellen Exner
Ellen is a musicologist focused primarily on musical culture in Berlin during the reign of Frederick II of Prussia.

Sean Gallagher
Sean is a musicologist and pianist focused on the musical cultures of late medieval and renaissance Italy, France, and the Low Countries.

Helen Greenwald
Helen is a musicologist, cellist, and translator specializing in vocal music of the 18th-20th centuries.

Robert Labaree
Robert is an ethnomusicologist and performer specializing in Turkish music.

Brian Levy
Brian is a musicologist and jazz saxophonist.

Katarina Markovic
Katarina is a musicologist and pianist specializing in late- and post Romantic music. 

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol
Mehmet is a scholar of Turkish music, a Jazz pianist, and a Grammy-nominated composer

01. Helen Greenwald was the covenor and editor for the Oxford Handbook of Opera (Oxford University Press, 2014).
02. Sean Gallagher served as musicological adviser on the recording Johannes Regis Opera Omnia.
03. Homilius: 12 Choralbearbeitungen für Orgel und Melodieinstrument, edited by Ellen Exner
04. Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s book, entitled The Musician Mehters, about the organization and the music of the Ottoman Janissary Bands has been published during 2011 in English by The ISIS press and in Turkish by Yapı Kredi Yayınları.