Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Music
Dean For Academic Affairs
Hawthorne - Longfellow Hall
B.M, M.M., Rice University
M.Mus., Ph.D., King's College, University of London.
Cristle Collins Judd is a music theorist with special interests in the analysis of early music, music of Renaissance, and the history of music theory. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Judd is the author of several articles on the motets of Josquin des Prez and the editor of Tonal Structures in Early Music (Garland, 1998) for which she received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory. More recently, her work has been in the area of history of music theory. Her book, Reading Renaissance Music Theory: Hearing with the Eyes (Cambridge University Press, 2000), received the Wallace Berry Award from the Society for Music Theory for a distinguished book on a music theoretic topic. Subsequently, she has published a series of articles on the relationship of theory and practice in the compositions and writings of Gioseffo Zarlino. Her two-volume edition of motets by Zarlino appeared in the series Recent Researches in Music of the Renaissance (A-R Editions, 2006, 2007) and a CD based on her edition with an accompanying booklet was recorded by Ensemble Plus Ultra for the Glossa label.
Judd's current research interests in the history of music theory include medieval arabic treatises about music, music and dialogue in the Renaissance, and 19th-century translations of music theory books into English (and especially the role of women as translators).
Nationally, she has served on the Council and the Board of Directors of the American Musicological Society. She has also served as co-convenor of Directors of Graduate Study in Musicology for the AMS. She was elected to the Executive Board of the Society for Music Theory and has served as chair of the SMT Publication Awards Committee. She was local arrangments co-chair for the Society for Music Theory Meeting in Philadelphia in November, 2001 and is presently the SMT representative to the American Council of Learned Societies. She has been a member of the editorial boards of Music Theory Spectrum and Journal of the American Musicological Society.
Cristle Collins Judd is married to Robert Judd, a musicologist and Executive Director of the American Musicological Society. They have three daughters.
Photo credit: Candace di Carlo.