Christine Getz, Professor of Musicology, Dean's Scholar, and Associate Director of Graduate Studies, received her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas. Her research interests include Italian archival studies, sixteenth-century Italian polyphony, and the Italian sacred concerto, and focus specifically on Northern Italy. Dr. Getz has been the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1988-1989), an NEH Summer Stipend (1993), an NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship (1994), a Fulbright (1998), and an Outstanding Teaching Award from Baylor University (1999). Her articles have appeared in BACH (Journal of the Riemenscheider-Bach Institute), Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Musica Disciplina, Arte Lombarda, Early Music History, Studi musicali, the Journal of the Royal Music Association, The Strauss Companion, Barocco padano 3-7, and the MGG. Professor Getz is the author of Music in the Collective Experience in Sixteenth-Century Milan (Ashgate, 2006) and the editor of Hermann Matthias Werrecore: Cantuum quinque vocum quos motetta vocant…liber primus (1559), an edition of motets with introduction and critical commentary published by A-R Editions in 2008. Her book entitled Sacred Conversation: Mary, Music and Meditation in Post-Tridentine Milan appeared with Indiana University Press in February 2013.