Haydn Society of North America



Panel #1: Biographies



Moira Leanne Hill is a scholar of musicology based in Minnesota with research interests in sacred music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, historical performance practice, keyboard tablature notation, and evolutionary musicology. She earned her doctorate in Music History from Yale, where she wrote her dissertation on C. P. E. Bach’s passion settings. During her doctoral studies, she spent a year in Leipzig as Junior Fellow at the Bach Archive with assistance from a DAAD grant. She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard and her master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Hill is currently preparing a scholarly edition of C.P.E. Bach’s Passion Cantata.


Caryl Clark

Caryl Clark is Professor of Music History and Culture at the University of Toronto and Fellow of Trinity College. She is the author of Haydn’s Jews: Representation and Reception on the Operatic Stage (2009), commissioning editor for the Cambridge Companion to Haydn (2005), and co-editor (with Sarah Day-O’Connell) of The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia (2019). Her current research focuses on Haydn’s last opera L’anima del filosofo in the context of opera politics in late-eighteenth-century London and English responses to the revolution in France. Today’s presentation traces events leading up to the opera’s eventual premiere in Florence.


James Dalton

James Dalton is a composer, performer and educator. He has been a professor of music theory at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee since 2000. As a music theorist, Dalton's interests and research have ranged from palindromes and symmetrical musical structures to just intonation and microtonality. He has presented at conferences in the United States and abroad, including the Society for American Music,, “Beyond the Semitone” (Aberdeen, Scotland), the 17th International Music Theory Conference (Vilnius, Lithuania), and the Nova Contemporary Music Meeting 2018 (Lisbon, Portugal).