Christine Getz

Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Outreach and Engagement

Christine Suzanne Getz is the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Outreach and Engagement in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Musicology in the School of Music.

She earned her PhD in Musicology in 1991 from the University of North Texas and joined the UI faculty in 1999 after serving as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at Baylor University. Getz was the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award for a Tenure-Track Faculty Member at Baylor University in 1999 and was named a Dean’s Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa in 2005. From 2009-2016 she served as the Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the UI School of Music, and from 2014-2016 she was an Administrative Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa.

A specialist in music and culture in early modern Milan, Getz’s early research was supported by a Rotary Foundation Fellowship, a NEH Summer Stipend, a NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship, and a Fulbright Scholar Grant. She is the author of Music in the Collective Experience in Sixteenth-Century Milan (Ashgate, 2005 and paperback Routledge, 2016) and Mary, Music and Meditation: Sacred Conversations in Post-Tridentine Milan (Indiana University Press, 2013). The latter book received a subvention from the Hibberd Endowment of the American Musicological Society.

She is also the author 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 and Andrea Cima: Il secondo libro delli concerti (Milan, 1627), an edition of twenty-three sacred concertos published by A-R Editions in 2018. Her articles have appeared in BACH: Journal of the Riemenscheider-Bach InstituteExplorations in Renaissance CultureMusica DisciplinaArte LombardaStudi musicali, the Journal of the Royal Music AssociationEarly Music History (Cambridge University Press, 1998 and 2015), Barocco padano vols. 3-7, the MGG, The Strauss Companion (Praeger Press, 2003), Barocco padano e musici francescani, I and II (2014 and 2018), A Companion to Late Medieval and Early Modern Milan: The Distinctive Features of an Italian State (Brill, 2015), Maria «inter» confessiones: Das Magnificat in der frühen Neuzeit (Brepols, 2017), A Companion to Music at the Habsburg Courts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Brill, 2020), and the Oxford Research Encylopedia of Religion (Oxford, 2021).

The initial research for her current project on music printing in early modern Milan was supported by a 2016 Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society and a 2017 Venetian Programs Grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.


Research areas
  • Musicology
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