Christine Suzanne Getz is the associate dean for graduate education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of musicology in the School of Music. She earned her Ph.D. 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. Professor 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.
A specialist in sacred music and culture in Renaissance and early modern Milan, Professor Getz has been the recipient of a Rotary Foundation Fellowship (1988-1989), a NEH Summer Stipend (1993), a NEH Summer Seminar Fellowship (1994), and a Fulbright Scholar Grant (1998). Professor Getz is the author of Music in the Collective Experience in Sixteenth-Century Milan (Ashgate, 2006) 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. Her articles have appeared in BACH: Journal of the Riemenscheider-Bach Institute, Explorations in Renaissance Culture, Musica Disciplina, Arte Lombarda, Studi musicali, the Journal of the Royal Music Association, Early Music History (1998 and 2015), Barocco padano vols. 3-7, the MGG, The Strauss Companion (Praeger Press, 2003), Barocco padano e musici francescani: l’apporto dei Maestri Conventuali (Centro Studi Antoniani, 2014), and A Companion to Late Medieval and Early Modern Milan: The Distinctive Features of an Italian State (Brill, 2014).
Professor Getz’s forthcoming scholarship includes essays in A Companion to Music at the Hapsburg Courts in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Brill), Maria «inter» confessiones: Das Magnificat in der frühen Neuzeit (Brepols), Barocco padano e musici francescani II: l’apporto dei Maestri Conventuali (Centro Studi Antoniani), and Music Printing and Publishing in Early Modern Italy (Brepols), as well as an edition of Andrea Cima’s Il secondo libro delli concerti (Milan, 1627) for A-R editions. Her current research on the Milanese printing firm of Filippo Lomazzo was supported by a 2016 Franklin Grant from the American Philosophical Society.