Professor (Musicology), Graduate Director
Office: CAC 2030
Colleen Reardon's research centers on musical culture in Siena from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. She has received a Fulbright Fellowship and a grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities to pursue her work in Italian archives.
Current Research Projects
Theatrical music in Siena under the last of the Medici (1669-1734); nuns, divas, and castrati in 17th-century Italy; Stephen Sondheim
European art music 1100-1830; opera; Sondheim’s musicals
Holy Concord within Sacred Walls: Nuns and Music in Siena, 1575-1700. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
Agostino Agazzari and Music at Siena Cathedral, 1597-1641. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
(Co-Editor) Music Observed: Studies in Memory of William C. Holmes. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press, 2004.
Music franca: Essays in Honor of Frank A. D’Accone
. Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1996.