Herbert KellmanProfessor Emeritus of Musicology and in the Medieval Studies Program
Diploma (composition) New York College of Music; B.A. (magna cum laude), The City University of New York; M.F.A. (musicology), Princeton University.
Kellman’s scholarly interests have focused on the music and culture of the Renaissance, and the composers Josquin des Prez, Heinrich Schütz, and Igor Stravinsky. He is the editor of the five-volume Census-Catalogue of Manuscript Sources of Polyphonic Music, 1400–1550 (Stuttgart, Hänssler Verlag, 1979–88); of facsimile editions of two manuscripts of polyphony, London, British Library, Royal 8 G VII and Vatican Library, Chigiana C VIII 234 (Garland, 1987, 1988); of The Treasury of Petrus Alamire: Music and Art in Flemish Court Manuscripts, 1500-1535 (Ludion/University of Chicago Press, 1999); and of the forthcoming Sources of the Music of Josquin des Prez (Dutch and American Musicological Societies). He is also the author of articles and chapters in journals, collective volumes, and encyclopedias. A current collaborative project (with Edward Houghton, University of California, Santa Cruz) is an edition of the Chigi Codex, with a study of its music, art, and history. Kellman has received fellowships and project grants from the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and has been an Associate in the UIUC Center for Advanced Study. He is director of the School’s Renaissance Archives, a member of the international editorial board of the New Josquin Edition, and the series editor of Renaissance Manuscript Studies, American Institute of Musicology. Essays on Music and Culture in Honor of Herbert Kellman (ed. Barbara Haggh), with contributions by his colleagues and students, was published in 2001 (Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance/Minerve).