Dr.  Jan  Herlinger 

Emeritus Professor  - Music

Bachelor's Degree(s): A.B., Music, Washington University, St. Louis

Master's Degree: M.A., Music Composition, Washington University, St. Louis Reifeprüfung Diploma, Flute, Vienna Academy of Music

PhD: Ph.D., Musicology, University of Chicago

E-mail: janh@lsu.edu

Awards & Honors

Research Award

LSU Rainmaker (one of a hundred outstanding faculty researchers at Louisiana State University), 2008

Teaching Awards

Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award, 2006
LSU Foundation Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, 2005

Activity in Scholarly and Professional Societies

American Musicological Society
Member, Committee on History of the Society, 2004-08
Member, Steering Committee on Graduate Education in Musicology, 2002-04
Secretary, 1996-2001
Reviews Editor, Journal of the American Musicological Society, 1990-92
Program Committee for Annual Meeting, 1988-90; Chair, 1989
Elected Member of Council, 1985-87

International Machaut Society
Board of Directors, 1996-99

College Music Society
Editorial Board, College Music Symposium, 1995-2000
Advisory Committee for Musicology, 1996-98
Chair, Publications Committee, 1994-96
Chair, Program Committee for Annual Meeting, 1993
Board Member for Musicology, 1990-92
Editor-in-Chief, College Music Symposium, 1986-88

Participation in Joint Scholarly Initiatives

Philomusica online
Member, Editorial Board, since 2005

Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature, Indiana University
Advisory Board, since 1998

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum—LSU
Director, since 1992

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
Project Committee, since 1990


Louisiana Board of Regents ATLAS Grant, 2008-09
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Research Grant, 2001-02
Grant from Teaching Enhancement Fund, Louisiana State University, 2000
Louisiana State University Council of Research Summer Grant, 1996
Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund Grant, 1992-94
Louisiana State University Council of Research Summer Grant, 1989
National Endowment for the Humanities Translation Grant, 1985-86
Louisiana State University Council of Research Summer Grant, 1985
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Research Grant, 1982
Duke University Research Council Major Grant, 1980-82
Mary Duke Biddle Foundation Subvention Grant, 1981
Duke University Research Council Summer Grant, 1979
Martha Baird Rockefeller Dissertation Grant, 1969-70
Fulbright Fellowship, Vienna Academy of Music, 1962-63

Undergraduate Honorary Societies

Phi Beta Kappa
Delta Phi Alpha (German Honorary Society)

Selected Publications


Prosdocimi de Beldemandis Plana musica et Musica speculativa.  Studies in the History of Music Theory and Literature, 4.  Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2008
Prosdocimi de Beldemandis Brevis summula proportionum et Parvus tractatulus de modo monacordum dividendo.  Greek and Latin Music Theory, 4.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1987
The Lucidarium of Marchetto of Padua:  A Critical Edition, Translation, and Commentary.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985
Prosdocimi de Beldemandis Contrapunctus.  Greek and Latin Music Theory, 1.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1984

Book Chapters

“Antonio Zàcara da Teramo, Nicolaus de Capua, and Musica Ficta.” In Antonio Zàcara e il suo tempo, ed. Francesco Zimei, 67-89. Lucca:  LIM, 2004
“Prosdocimus de Beldemandis contra Johannem Ciconiam?” In Johannes Ciconia: musicien de la transition, ed. Philippe Vendrix, 305-19. Turnhout: Brepols, 2003
"Medieval Canonics." In The Cambridge History of Western Music Theory, ed. Thomas Christensen, 168-92.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002
"Music Theory of the Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries." In Music as Concept and Practice in the Late Middle Ages (= New Oxford History of Music, 2nd ed., 3.1), ed. Reinhard Strohm and Bonnie J. Blackburn, 244-300. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.  
"Marchetto's Influence: The Manuscript Evidence." In Music Theory and its Sources: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. André Barbera, 235-58. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990
"What Trecento Music Theory Tells Us." In Explorations in Music, the Arts, and Ideas: Essays in Honor of Leonard B. Meyer,  ed. Eugene Narmour and Ruth A. Solie, 177-97.  Festschrift Series, no. 7.  Stuyvesant, NY: Pendragon Press, 1988

Encyclopedia Entries

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming: "Guido frater," "Marchetto da Padova," "Prosdocimus de Beldemandis."
Medieval Italy: An Encyclopedia, ed. Christopher Kleinhenz. New York and London: Routledge, 2004:  "Guido d'Arezzo," "Marchetto da Padova," "Prosdocimus de Beldemandis"
New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 2001: "Marchetto da Padova," "Prosdocimus de Beldemandis"


"The Compendium musicale per presbyterum Nicolaum de Capua ordinatum: A New Text."  With Linda Page Cummins.  Il saggiatore musicale, 2008/1 (published August 2009).
"Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, MS Latini, Cl. VIII.85: A Preliminary Report." Philomusica on-line 4 (2004-05).
"Marchetto the Pythagorean," L'ars nova italiana del trecento 6 (1992):369-86
"Fractional Divisions of the Whole Tone," Music Theory Spectrum 3 (1981):74-83
"A Fifteenth-Century Italian Compilation of Music Theory," Acta Musicologica 53 (1981):90-105
"Marchetto's Division of the Whole Tone," Journal of the American Musicological Society 34 (1981):193-216