Main content start

Eleanor Selfridge-Field

Adjunct Professor
Director of CCARH

Scholar, writer, editor, and consultant on musical history, cultural history, music technology, music as intellectual property.

Special fields: music (especially opera and instrumental music; Venetian history and culture) from 1585 to 1825; computer theories of music and music representation; musical data as intellectual property.

Co-editor: Computing in Musicology. Books: Music Query: Methods, Models, and User Studies (CM13, 2004); The Virtual Score (CM12, 2001); Melodic Similarity (CM 11, 1998); Beyond MIDI: The Handbook of Musical Codes, 1997; The Works of Benedetto and Alessandro Marcello, 1990; Pallade Veneta: Writings on Music in Venetian Society, 1650-1750, 1985; Venetian Instrumental Music from Gabrieli to Vivaldi, 1975, 1980, 1994. Editions: Antonio Vivaldi, The Concertos Op. 10 (2001), Op. 3 (1998), The Four Seasons and Other Concertos, Op. 8 (1995). Articles and reviews in Arte venetaComputer Music JournalComputers and the HumanitiesComputing in MusicologyEarly MusicInternational Review of the Aesthetics and Sociology of MusicJournal of American Musicological SocietyJournal of the History of Ideas, Music and LettersMusical QuarterlyMusic Library Association NotesOrgan YearbookRecercareRevue de MusicologieMusic Theory SpectrumIl saggiatore musicaleStudi MusicaliStudi vivaldianiThe New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and its spinoffs (Dictionary of Musical InstrumentsDictionary of OperaMusic and Man); The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Second Edition.

Grants: American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 1976-77; Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation fellow, 1994, 1983, 1977; Aston Magna Foundation fellow, 1980, 1981; American Academy in Rome, 1998, 1996; Thyll-Duerr Stiftung, 2002; Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, 2004.


Braun Music Center Rm. 130

Fields of Interest

music (especially opera and instrumental music) from 1585 to 1825, Venetian history and culture, computer theories of music and music representation, musical data as intellectual property