About Us

The Geese Book, New York, Pierpont Morgan library M. 905 The Medieval Song Lab brings together scholars in Connecticut and nearby interested medieval song. Both “Medieval” and “Song” are taken in their broadest reasonable sense, to include sacred and secular music from before c. 1500. The lab hosts at least three events per semester that focus around the discussion of pre-circulated papers. We also organize informal singing from medieval notation on a weekly basis. Flexibility of format and focus as well as interdisciplinary membership—the MSL draws faculty and students from the Music, French, English, Italian, Comparative Literature, and Art History departments, and from the Schools of Divinity and Music—help make the Lab a fun and productive environment in which members can share their work, develop new research ideas, and foster a sense of community.