Dal Alert!

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Jennifer Bain

Associate Professor, Musicology; Gender and Women's Studies - Cross Appointment

Jennifer Bain
Fountain School of Performing Arts

Email: jennifer.bain@dal.ca
Phone: 902.494.3867
Fax: 902.494.2801
Mailing Address: 
Room 504, Dalhousie Arts Centre, 6101 University Avenue PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
 
Research Topics:
  • Music and culture
  • Musicology
  • Music theory
  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Guillaume de Machaut
  • Chant
  • Medieval music
  • Historiography


Education

  • BMus (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • MA (McGill University)
  • PhD (Stony Brook University)

Research & creative activity

Professor Bain’s research interests are wide-ranging, including the secular music of 14th-century poet and composer, Guillaume de Machaut, medieval music theory, digital chant research, the 19th- and 20th-century reception of Hildegard of Bingen, as well as issues surrounding the role of women in the production and composition of music.

Teaching

Selected publications

  • Hildegard of Bingen and Musical Reception: the Modern Revival of a Medieval Composer. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • D. McGrady and J. Bain, eds. A Companion to Guillaume de Machaut. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill Publishers, 2012, 414 pages.
  • J. Bain, guest editor. Journal of Music Theory 52/1 (2008), 184 pages [issued 2009].
  • “Was Hildegard forgotten?” Journal of Musicological Research 34/1 (2015), 1-30.   
  • K. Helsen, J. Bain, I. Fujinaga, A. Hankinson, and D. Lacoste, “Optical Music Recognition and Manuscript Chant Sources,” Early Music 42/4 (2014), 555-558.    
  • “‘Messy Structure?’ Multiple Tonal Centers in the Music of Machaut.” Music Theory Spectrum 30/2 (2008), 195-237.

Awards and honours

  • Co-investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Grant, 2014-2021, “Single Interface for Music Score Searching and Analysis,” Principal Investigator: Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, $2,499,197
  • Co-investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant, 2014-2019, “Cantus Ultimus: Building the ideal online plainchant research environment,” Principal Investigator: Ichiro Fujinaga, McGill University, $499,694
  • Principal Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Development Grant, 2012-14, “Optical Neume Recognition Project,” $74,633
  • Dalhousie University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Burgess Research Award, 2011-2012
  • Principal Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Aid to Research Workshops and Conferences, 2011, “Chant: Old and New/Plain-chant: L’ancien et le nouveau,” Dalhousie University
  • Principal Investigator, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Standard Research Grant, 2007-10, ‘An Ornament of our Fatherland’: German Identity, Catholicism and the Revival of Hildegard
  • International Machaut Society, Sarah Jane Williams Award, May 1999