Title: Associate Professor of Musicology
Office: 4236 Emery Hall
Matthew Peattie, Assistant Professor, is a musicologist whose research interests include medieval chant, performance practice and the intersections of early music studies and musical anthropology. Peattie completed his Ph.D at Harvard in 2005 with a dissertation entitled “The Beneventan Antiphon and the influence of Beneventan Style in South Italian Office.” He also holds degrees in musicology from the University of Calgary and Université de Montréal.
Peattie has presented papers at the national meeting of the American Musicological Society, the Med-Ren Conference of the Royal Musical Association, and at the Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies. He is currently working on a critical edition of the Beneventan Chant, and writing about issues of translation and transcription in medieval music. Peattie is active as a teacher and ensemble director. He was a lecturer in music at Harvard from 2005-07, and director of Ensemble 1521, a Boston based ensemble specializing in really old and really new music.
In addition to his musicological interests, Peattie has had an active career in academic administration and student affairs. Peattie served as an Allston Burr Resident Dean in Harvard College from 2004-07 where he worked in academic advising. In 2007-08 he was the Associate Director of the Atkinson Centre at York University in Toronto where he worked on issues of access to higher education and support for under-represented groups including part-time students and adult learners.