Bio


Jesse Rodin is a specialist in late-medieval and Renaissance music and editor of the Journal of Musicology. His interests include music in Renaissance Rome, musical notation, performance and performance practice, Jewish music, and the digital humanities.

Monographs: "Josquin’s Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel" (Oxford University Press, 2012); "Giving Form to Fifteenth-Century Music" (working title; under contract with Cambridge University Press).

Co-editor, with Anna Maria Busse Berger, of "The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music" (2015). Editor of Josquin’s L’homme armé masses for the New Josquin Edition (vol. 6, 2014).

Director of the Josquin Research Project (josquin.stanford.edu), a digital tool for exploring a large corpus of Renaissance music.

Director of the vocal ensemble Cut Circle (cutcircle.org). Recordings: "Guillaume Du Fay : Les Messes à Teneur" (2-CD set, Musique en Wallonie, 2016); "De Orto and Josquin: Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490" (2-CD set, Musique en Wallonie, 2012). In progress: recording of courtly love songs by Antoine Busnoys and Johannes Ockeghem.

Articles in The Journal of Musicology, Early Music, JAMS, Acta Musicologica, Music & Letters, TVNM, the Handbuch der Musik der Renaissance, The Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, the volume Le Hainaut et la musique de la Renaissance (forthcoming), and the Festschriften for Alejandro Enrique Planchart and David Fallows.

Awards: AMS 50 fellow (2006); Paul A. Pisk Prize (AMS, 2006); Graves Award in the Humanities (American Council of Learned Societies and Pomona College, 2010); Noah Greenberg Award (AMS, 2010); Digital Innovation Fellowship for the Josquin Research Project (American Council of Learned Societies, 2012); Deems Taylor Award for Josquin’s Rome (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, 2013), Prix Banneux (Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2014).

Academic Appointments


  • Associate Professor, Music

Administrative Appointments


  • Associate Professor of Music, Stanford University (2013 - Present)
  • Faculty Fellow, Stanford University (2011 - 2013)
  • Assistant Professor of Music, Stanford University (2007 - 2013)
  • Teaching Assistant, Harvard University (2002 - 2004)

Honors & Awards


  • Prix Banneux for scholarship on the history, culture, and geography of Wallonia, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2014)
  • American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Innovation Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) (2013-2014)
  • Deems Taylor Award for Josquin’s Rome, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (2013)
  • Graves Award in the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies and Pomona College (2010)
  • Hellman Faculty Scholar Award, The Hellman Fellow Fund (2010)
  • Noah Greenberg Award, American Musicological Society (2010)
  • Alvin H. Johnson AMS 50 Dissertation-Year Fellowship, American Musicological Society (2006-2007)
  • Nino Pirrotta Fellowship, Harvard University (2006)
  • Paul A. Pisk Prize, American Musicological Society (2006)
  • Oscar S. Schafer Award for excellence in teaching non-majors, Harvard University (2005-2006)
  • Term Time Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard (2005)
  • Richard F. French Prize, Harvard University (2003)
  • Excellence in Teaching Awards, Committee on Undergraduate Education, Harvard (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania (2000)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Editor, Journal of Musicology (2015 - Present)
  • Member, AMS Council (2013 - Present)
  • Director, Josquin Research Project (josquin.stanford.edu) (2010 - Present)
  • Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee, Stanford Music, Stanford University (2008 - 2010)
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, Stanford Music, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Artistic Director, Cut Circle (vocal ensemble; cutcircle.org) (2003 - Present)
  • President, Graduate Music Forum, Harvard University (2003 - 2005)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Musicology (2007)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, Music (2000)

2016-17 Courses


All Publications


  • Josquin des Prez Lexikon der Musik der Renaissance Rodin, J. edited by Schmierer, E. Laaber-Verlag. 2012
  • With a Flourish: Melismatic Writing in Du Fay’s Early Songs Essays on Renaissance Music in Honour of David Fallows: Bon jour, bon mois, et bonne estrenne Rodin, J. edited by Fitch, F., Keil, J. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. 2011: 114-23
  • Ockeghem’s Highpoints The Soul of Wit: Micro-Festschrift Rob Wegman zum 50. Geburtstag Rodin, J. edited by Cuthbert, M. S. Somerville, MA: Wall Status Press. 2011
  • UNRESOLVED MUSIC & LETTERS Rodin, J. 2009; 90 (4): 535-554

    View details for DOI 10.1093/ml/gcp074

    View details for Web of Science ID 000272101100001

  • When Josquin Became Josquin ACTA MUSICOLOGICA Rodin, J. 2009; 81 (1): 23-38
  • A ‘Most Laudable Competition’? Hearing and Composing the Beata Virgine Masses of Josquin and Brumel Tijdschrift van de Koninklijke Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis Rodin, J. 2009; 60: 3-24
  • Unresolved Music & Letters Rodin, J. 2009; 90: 535-54
  • "When in Rome ...": What Josquin learned in the Sistine Chapel (Josquin des Prez) JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MUSICOLOGICAL SOCIETY Rodin, J. 2008; 61 (2): 307-372
  • 'When in Rome…’: What Josquin Learned in the Sistine Chapel Journal of the American Musicological Society Rodin, J. 2008; 62: 307-72
  • A Josquin substitution EARLY MUSIC Rodin, J. 2006; 34 (2): 249-?

    View details for DOI 10.1093/em/cal002

    View details for Web of Science ID 000238347800006

  • Finishing Josquin's "unfinished" mass: A case of stylistic imitation in the 'Cappella Sistina' JOURNAL OF MUSICOLOGY Rodin, J. 2005; 22 (3): 412-453