Professor Emeritus of Music at Dickinson College
Blake Wilson received his MM and PhD in musicology from Indiana University. He is Professor Emeritus of Music at Dickinson College, and currently lives in Los Angeles CA. His is the recipient of grants and fellowships from the NEH, ACLS, Fulbright Program, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and the National Humanities Center. His research interests include the vernacular song cultures of Medieval and Renaissance Italy, Medici music patronage, the musical soundscapes of Italian cities, and the intersections of aural, visual, and literary cultures.His publications have appeared in books, editions, and journals, including the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the Journal of Musicology, Early Music History, and I TattiStudies.
He has published three books on the singing cultures of Renaissance Italy, most recently Singing to the Lyre in Renaissance Italy: Memory, Performance, and Oral Poetry (Cambridge, 2020). He is also a singer and choral conductor, having directed some 50 concerts throughout his career, including tours in Italy and several CD recordings.