Holly Roberts

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Graduate Advisor and Department Coordinator
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Office: 
219A Frohnmayer Music Building
Degrees: 
PhD, Musicology, University of Oregon
MM, Violin Performance, University of Oregon
BM Violin Performance, Arizona State University
Honors: 
Outstanding Graduate Scholar in Music, University of Oregon, 2020
Outstanding Graduate Scholar in Musicology, University of Oregon, 2020
Dissertation Fellow, Oregon Humanities Center, 2019-2020
Graduate Research Award, Oregon Humanities Center, 2018-2019
Graduate Award, University of Oregon, 2017-2018
Nontraditional Student Award, University of Oregon, 2017-2018
College Level Development Grant, Early Music America, 2015-2016

Holly Roberts earned her Ph.D. in musicology at the University of Oregon, with research emphases in early music, historical performance practices, music and rhetoric, and iconography. She is also the co-founder and executive director of the SOMD’s Musicking Conference. Holly has presented her research at the Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music conferences. Her recent publications include the chapter “Divine Love, Death, and Penance in Giovanni Bononcini’s La Conversione di Maddalena,” in I Bononcini da Modena all’Europa (1666–1747), edited by Marc Vanscheeuwijck (Lucca, LIM: 2020); the article, “The Musical Rapture of Saint Francis of Assisi: Hagiographic Adaptations and Iconographic Influences” Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography vol. XLV/1-2 (2020); and “Martyrdom and the Mythical Phoenix: Quirino Colombani’s Il martirio di Santa Cecilia” (forthcoming 2022). Holly holds a MM degree in violin performance from the University of Oregon, and is currently an active performer on baroque and modern violin. She regularly appears in concerts throughout the Eugene area with the Eugene Symphony, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Oregon Bach Collegium.

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Selected Publications: 

Peer Reviewed

“Martyrdom and the Mythical Phoenix: Quirino Colombani’s Il martirio di Santa Cecilia (Rome, 1701)” (Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, forthcoming 2022)

“The Musical Rapture of Saint Francis of Assisi: Hagiographic Adaptations and Iconographic Influences” Music in Art: International Journal for Music Iconography vol. XLV/1-2 (2020): 73-86.

“Divine Love, Death, and Penance in Giovanni Bononcini’s La Conversione di Maddalena.” In I Bononcini da Modena all’Europa (1666-1747), edited by Marc Vanscheeuwijck, 203-228. Lucca, LIM: 2020.

Non-Peer Reviewed

Book Review: Women and Music in Sixteenth-Century Ferrara, by Laurie Stras. Women and Music: A Journal of Gender and Culture 24 (2020):187-191.

Italian to English libretto translation; liner notes “La Conversione di Maddalena di Giovanni Bononcini.” CD Liner notes and Italian to English libretto translation. Glossa Music (GDC 920944), 2020.