Presidential Professor of Music (Musicology)
Jennifer Saltzstein is a Presidential Professor of Musicology at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches courses on the music of the middle ages, renaissance, and baroque eras. She is author of The Refrain and the Rise of the Vernacular in Medieval French Music and Poetry (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2013) and editor of Musical Culture in the World of Adam de la Halle (Leiden: Brill, 2019). She has published articles in the Journal of the Royal Musical Association, Viator, Musica Disciplina, the Journal of the American Musicological Society (2017 and 2019) and has contributed to numerous interdisciplinary collections of essays.
Saltzstein has served the American Musicological Society as a member of the Council, the Committee on Honorary and Corresponding Members, and the Program Committee for the Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX). She is currently chair of the H. Colin Slim Award Committee. She has received grants and awards from the Huntington Library Foundation, the International Machaut Society, the American Musicological Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, which awarded her both a summer stipend (2014) and a year-long fellowship (2016–2017). In 2018, she was honored with the H. Colin Slim Award by the American Musicological Society for her article, “Rape and Repentance in Two Medieval Motets” (Journal of the American Musicological Society, 2017). Her book, Songs of Nature in Medieval Northern France: Toward an Environmental History, is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.
- PhD - University of Pennsylvania (Music History)
- BA - UCLA (clarinet performance)