Mary Natvig

Ph.D., Eastman School of Music

1052 Moore Musical Arts Center
Phone (419) 372-7351

I have been at BGSU for 20 years. I love my job, especially working with students. In my spare time I watch movies and quilt.

Research/Teaching Interests:  
Music of the 15th-century, composer Antoine Busnoys, music and liturgy in convents in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, women in music and music history pedagogy.

Recent Publications:
“Imitation in the Motets of Antoine Busnoys.”  In On the relationship of imitation and text treatment: The motet around 1500, ed. by Thomas Schmidt-Beste. (Collection 'Epitome Musical'. Turnhout: Brepols) 2010.  

“Nuns as Musicians,” in Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, 1 vol., ed. Margaret Schaus. New York and London: Routledge, 2006.

Co-authored with Steven Cornelius, David Harnish, Jason Dooley, and Melissa Jungers “Bridging Musical Worlds: An Assessment of Music Workshops Abroad,” College Music Society Symposium 42 (2004) 89-102.

Teaching Music History: A Collection of Essays, ed. Mary Natvig. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2002.

“Rich Clares, Poor Clares: Celebrating the Divine Office,” Women and Music 4 (2000) 59-70.

Recent Presentations:
“Active Learning in the Large Lecture: Successes and Failures,” Master Teacher Presentation, at the Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, November 7, 2008,  Nashville, TN.
“Accenti Queruli and the Construction of Meaning in the 17th-century Ciaconna,” presented at the Feminist Theory and Music 10, Charleston, NC, May 28-31, 2009

“Investigating imitation in the 15th-century Mass Ordinary,” presented at Josquin and his Models: The Emergence of Pervasive Imitation, June 6-8, 2003. Faculty of Music, McGill University, Montreal.

“Melodic Imitation in the Masses of the Fifteenth Century,” presented at the International Medieval/Renaissance Music Conference, Bristol, UK, July 18-21, 2002.

Recent Awards & Recognitions:
American Musicological Society: Master Teacher,
American Musicological Society, Council Secretary (and member of various committees)
College Music Society, Professional Development Committee

Dr Natvig also performs on modern and Baroque violin and directs the BGSU Early Music Ensemble.