Faculty Profile

Benjamin Brand

Benjamin Brand

Title
Chair
Department
Music History, Theory and Ethnomusicology
College
College of Music

    

Education

PhD, Yale University, 2006.
Major: Music History
Dissertation Title: Liturgical Ceremony at the Cathedral of Lucca, 1275-1500
BA, University of Chicago, 1999.
Major: Music

Current Scheduled Teaching*

MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

MUGC 6950.702, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W1 2022
MUMH 4760.001, Chamber Music Literature, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
MUMH 6000.001, Seminar in Musicology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 4760.001, Chamber Music Literature, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Spring 2020 Syllabus
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6720.001, Medieval Music, Spring 2019 SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
MUMH 6730.001, Renaissance Music, Fall 2018 SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2018
MUGC 6900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2018
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2017
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUGC 6900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2017
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2017
MUGC 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Spring 2017
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2017 SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2016
MUGC 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Fall 2016
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
MUMH 6730.001, Renaissance Music, Fall 2016 SPOT
MUGC 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Spring 2016
MUGC 5910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MUGC 5910.702, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MUGC 6910.701, Special Problems, Spring 2016
MUMH 5030.001, Advanced Issues in Music Research, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2015
MUGC 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Fall 2015
MUGC 5910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUGC 6910.701, Special Problems, Fall 2015
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2015 SPOT
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2015
MUGC 5950.720, Master's Thesis, Spring 2015
MUMH 6720.001, Medieval Music, Spring 2015
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2015
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2014
MUMH 5711.001, Seminar in Musicology, Fall 2014
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2014
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2014
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2014
MUGC 6950.713, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2013
MUMH 6730.001, Renaissance Music, Fall 2013
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2013
MUGC 6950.712, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2013
MUMH 6720.001, Medieval Music, Spring 2013
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2013
MUGC 6950.711, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2012
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2012 Syllabus
MUMH 5500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2012
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2012
MUGC 6950.701, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 5W2 2011
MUGC 6950.708, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2011
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Spring 2011
MUMH 5900.700, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MUMH 6900.701, Special Problems, Spring 2011
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2011
MUGC 6950.706, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2010
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2010 Syllabus
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2010
MUGC 6950.707, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2010
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Spring 2010
MUMH 6030.001, Renaissance Music, Spring 2010
MUGC 6950.719, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2009
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Fall 2009
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Fall 2009
MUGC 6950.704, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2009
MUGC 6950.709, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2008
MUGC 5950.701, Master's Thesis, Summer 5W1 2008
MUGC 6950.705, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2008
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Spring 2008
MUMH 3500.001, Music History and Literature to 1750, Spring 2008
MUMH 6900.703, Special Problems, Spring 2008
MUMH 5332.001, Western Music History, 1400 1600, Spring 2008
MUGC 6950.713, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2007
MUGC 5950.703, Master's Thesis, Fall 2007
MUMH 6020.001, Medieval Music, Fall 2007
MUMH 4920.700, Senior Thesis in Music History, Fall 2007
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Fall 2007
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Spring 2007
MUMH 6010.001, Notation, Spring 2007
MUMH 5331.001, Western Music History, 750 1400, Spring 2007
MUMH 5010.002, Introduction to Research in Music, Fall 2006
MUMH 6000.001, Notation, Fall 2006
MUMH 5010.001, Introduction to Research in Music, Summer 5W2 2006

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Brand, B., (2016). Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, Symbolism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Brand, B. (2014). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany.. New York: Oxford University Press.
Brand, B. (2010). Historia Sancti Reguli: An Introduction and Critical Edition.
Book Chapter
Brand, B. (2021). Literary and Musical Borrowing in a Versified Office for St. Donatus of Arezzo. Historiae: Repertory and Research in Medieval Chant for the Divine Office. 67-82. Venice: Fondazione Levi.
Brand, B. (2016). Singing from the Pulpit: Improvised Polyphony and Public Ritual in Medieval Tuscany. Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, Symbolism. 55-71. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Book Review
Desmond, K., Brand, B., Rothenberg, D. J. (2018). Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, Symbolism.. Music & Letters. 99(2), 278–28.
Williamson, M., Brand, B., Rothenberg, D. J. (2018). Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, Symbolism. Renaissance Quarterly. 71(1), 372-374.
Nardini, L., Brand, B. (2017). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and Their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. Speculum. 92, 220-222.
DiCenso, D. J., Brand, B. (2017). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. Journal of the American Musicological Society. 20(2), 523-528.
Deeming, H., Brand, B., Rothenberg, D. J. (2017). Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyond: Liturgy, Sources, and Symbolism. Early Music. 45, . Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brusa, G., Brand, B. (2017). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and Their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. Other. https://www.hsozkult.de/publicationreview/id/rezbuecher-26113
Dean, J. J., Brand, B. (2016). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and Their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. Renaissance Quarterly. 69(1), 344-345.
Salisbury, M. C., Brand, B. (2016). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. Ecclesiastical History. 67, 396-397.
Miller, M., Brand, B. (2015). Holy Treasure and Sacred Song: Relic Cults and Their Liturgies in Medieval Tuscany. The Medieval Review. Indiana University. https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/tmr/article/view/19602/25698
Conference Proceeding
Brand, B. (2013). Secundum Consuetudinem Romanae Curiae: Private Patronage and the Papal Liturgy in Late Me-dieval Tuscany. Beyond 50 Years of Ars Nova Studies at Certaldo: 1959-2009. Atti, Convegno internazionale di studi, Certaldo 2-4 giugno 2009. 57-68. Lucca, Italy: Libreria Musicale Italiana (LIM).
Brand, B. (2007). The Development of the Polyphonic Chapel at the Cathedral of Lucca. L'istituzione internazionale di studi, Camaiore 20-23 ottobre 2005. 73-89. Florence: Leo S. Olschki.
Journal Article
Brand, B. (2017). Plainsong New and Old: The Versified Office for St. Ansanus of Siena. Music & Letters. 98(1), 1-31. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Brand, B. (2010). A Medieval Scholasticus and Renaissance Choirmaster: A Portrait of John Hothby at Lucca. Renaissance Quarterly. 63(3), 754-806. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Brand, B. (2008). John Hothby and the Cult of St. Regulus at Lucca. Early Music History. 27, 1-45. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Brand, B. (2008). The Vigils of Medieval Tuscany. Journal of Plainsong and Medieval Music. 17(1), 23-54. Cambridge, UK:.
Brand, B. (2003). "Viator ducens ad celestia: Eucharistic Piety, Papal Politics, and an Early Fifteenth-Century Motet." Journal of Musicology. Journal of Musicology. 20(2), 250-284. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Brand, B. (Principal), "The Medieval Office as Biblical Exegesis: Beatus Stephanus iugi legis at Durham Cathedral," Sponsored by Gerda Henkel Foundation, International, $5880.75 Funded. (September 29, 2017April 30, 2018).
Brand, B. (Principal), "Singing Domestic Piety in Early Modern Venice: The Three-Voice Motet, 1542-1549," University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (October 25, 2017March 1, 2018).
Brand, B. (Principal), "Singing the New Testament: Biblical Exegesis and Solemn Liturgies in the Early Middle Ages," University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (December 12, 2014August 1, 2015).
Abel, M. S. (Co-Principal), Upchurch, R. K. (Co-Principal), Fuhrmann, C. (Co-Principal), Brand, B. (Co-Principal), "Library Primary Source Material," Sponsored by University of North Texas Infrastructure Grant, University of North Texas, $25000 Funded. (20082008).
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    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
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    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
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