Catherine Gordon


Adjunct Professor of Music, Musicology & Ethnomusicology


BM, Bowling Green State University; MM, Indiana University; MM, The University of Michigan; PhD, The University of Michigan

Catherine Gordon is a full professor at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Her publications include articles and essays on mid-to-late-seventeenth-century French airs, performance practices, gender studies, and seventeenth-century sacred songs. Her book Music and the language of Love: Seventeenth-Century French Airs was published by Indiana University Press in 2011. She is also a professional harpsichordist and has studied with Edward Parmentier and Gustav Leonhardt. She has received a number of research fellowships, including a French government bourse, sponsored by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles, a National Endowment for the Arts (NEH) grant, and was the winner of the 2005 American Musicological Society’s Noah Greenberg Award. She is currently working on a book entitled The Spirit Transformed: Women, Devotion, and Seventeenth-Century French Sacred Song.