Dr. Elaine Janette Stratton Hild

Elaine Hild is currently an editor with Corpus monodicum, where her responsibilities include the publication of volumes of liturgical dramas and proper tropes from northern French sources as well as the collaborative development of a web-based, music notation software program designed specifically for monophonic music. The research for her dissertation (“Verse, Music, and Notation: Observations on Settings of Poetry in Sankt Gallen’s Ninth- and Tenth-century Manuscripts,” advised by Rebecca Maloy of the University of Colorado at Boulder) was completed at the Bruno-Stäblein-Archiv and supported by both the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and the Fulbright Foundation. Prior to her engagement with music history, Dr. Hild graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music. An advocate of community outreach, she performed as a violist not only in the region’s orchestras and chamber music groups, but also in its hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices.

Awards and honors

2011–2012: Fulbright scholar

Bruno-Stäblein-Archiv, Universität Würzburg, Germany

2011–2012: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Bruno-Stäblein-Archiv, Universität Würzburg, Germany (honorary)

Summer 2011: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Bruno-Stäblein-Archiv, Universität Würzburg, Germany

2009–2010: Editorial Assistant to the Review Editor

Journal of the American Musicological Society

2010: Deborah Hayes Award

Given for outstanding work in musicology, University of Colorado

2009: Fiske Award

Musicology Department, University of Colorado
Given for the best graduate student paper
“A Tree, a Monk, and a Triptych: Re-creating the Medieval Sequence’s Early History”

elected in 2005: Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society

2005: Smythe Award, University of Colorado at Boulder

Publications

Tropen zu den Antiphonen der Messe aus Quellen französischer Herkunft. Corpus monodicum: Die einstimmige Musik des lateinischen Mittelalters II-1. Basel: Schwabe, 2016.

with Thomas Weber: "Developing Encoding and Software Solutions for the Digital and Analogue Publication of Medieval Monophonic Music." In Music Encoding Conference Proceedings 2013 and 2014, edited by Perry Roland and Johannes Kepper, 83-90 (Music Encoding Initiative, 2015). Available at https://www.vifamusik.de/en/document-server/congress-reports-and-conference-proceedings/.

S.v. “Hymnus.” In Lexikon der Kirchenmusik. Enzyklopädie der Kirchenmusik 6/1. Laaber: Laaber Verlag, 2013.

Forthcoming

“Working realities of the New Philology: Considering the potential of technology in editing medieval texts.” In Cantus planus 2014 (Conference proceeding).

“The notation of Office hymn melodies prior to the mid-eleventh century: Observing the mechanics of oral transmission, as evidenced in manuscripts from St Gall.” In Cantus planus 2016 (Conference proceeding).

In Preparation

Spiele aus Quellen englischer, normannischer, und normann-sizilianischer Herkunft. Corpus monodicum: Die einstimmige Musik des lateinischen Mittelalters V-1. Basel: Schwabe.

Conference presentations

"Editing a disappearing genre: Challenges and possibilities for current collections of "liturgical drama." Paper presented at the Ars edendi conference, University of Stockholm, Sweden, August 17–20, 2016.

"The notation of Office hymn melodies prior to the mid-eleventh century: Observing the mechanics of oral transmission, as evidenced in manuscripts from Sankt Gallen." Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Musicological Society Study Group Cantus planus, Dublin, August 2–9, 2016.

"Specific to the classroom: Articulations of verse and uses of notation in Sankt Gallen’s pedagogical manuscripts." Paper presented at the University of Cambridge, England, July 2, 2016. 

"Portraying redemption: The interaction among physical movement, inward orientation, and melody in Danielis ludus." Paper presented at the Eikones-Forum, University of Basel, Switzerland, November 6, 2015.

"Drama and Song: Contextualizing the melodic innovations of the Danielis ludus." Paper presented at the national meeting of the Gregorian Institute of Canada, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, October 9-10, 2015.

"Working realities of the New Philology: Considering the potential of technology in editing medieval texts." Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Musicological Society Study Group Cantus planus, Venice, July 28 – August 1, 2014.

"Melodic articulations of verse in Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen Codex 381." Paper presented at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, July 9, 2014.

"Developing Encoding and Software Solutions for the Digital and Analogue Publication of Medieval Monophonic Music." Paper presented with Thomas Weber at The Music Encoding Conference 2013, Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz, Germany, May 22–24, 2013.

"The Musical Annotations of Vadiana Codex 292." Paper presented at the national conference of the American Musicological Society, New Orleans, November 1–4, 2012.

Courses taught

Verhältnisse zwischen Handschrift und Geschichte (Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, 2017)

Amerikanische Musik und Kultur: Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, und Marian Anderson (Universität Würzburg, 2017)

"All the wrong notes are right!": The Music and Life of Charles Ives (Universität Würzburg, 2016)

Amerikanische Musik: "Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson" von Aaron Copland (Universität Würzburg, 2015)

Aspects of Performance in the "Play of Daniel" (Universität Würzburg, additional collaboration with the Schola cantorum Basiliensis, 2015)

Die mittelalterliche Abtei Sankt Gallen als Ort europäischer Musikgeschichte (with Andreas Haug, Universität Würzburg, 2014)

Louis Armstrong in America and Europe (Universität Würzburg, 2013)

Music Appreciation (University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011)