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Catherine Saucier

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Assoc Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

Catherine Saucier, associate professor of musicology at Arizona State University and affiliate faculty of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, holds a doctorate and master's in music history from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's in cello performance from Indiana University. Professor Saucier specializes in late-medieval sacred music, hagiography, and city culture in the Low Countries, specifically the Belgian city of Liège, where she has conducted extensive archival and liturgical research supported by grants and fellowships from the Quebec government, the Medieval Academy of America, the University of Chicago, the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and ASU. Her current research focuses on the musical veneration of St John the Evangelist in the diocese of Liège and beyond. Saucier regularly presents her research at annual meetings of the  American Musicological Society, the Medieval Academy of America, the Renaissance Society of America, the Royal Musical Association (Med-Ren), and the International Congress on Medieval Studies (Kalamazoo), as well as at other national and international conferences. She also collaborates with faculty at ASU through interdisciplinary research projects supported by the Institute for Humanities Research.

At ASU, Saucier teaches the undergraduate survey Music History: Ancient Greece-1750, and graduate courses on Music and City Culture/Civic Contexts in Renaissance Music, Musical Borrowing, History of Choral Music and Institutions, Medieval Music and Ritual, Topics in Renaissance Music, and Music Bibliography. She has taught previously at Duke University, The University of Chicago, and the University of Oklahoma.

Professor Saucier is co-founder and faculty sponsor of the ASU Early Music Chamber Choir and former president of the Phoenix Early Music Society.

Education

Ph.D. Music History, University of Chicago

M.A. Music History, University of Chicago

B.M. Cello Performance, Indiana University.

Publications

Books (Refereed)

  • A Paradise of Priests: Singing the Civic and Episcopal Hagiography of Medieval Liège, The University of Rochester Press in partnership with Boydell & Brewer (2014) 

Journal Articles (Refereed)

  • “Johannes Brassart’s Summus secretarius: Extolling the Evangelist,” Journal of Musicology 34 (2017): 149-181
  • "Reading Hagiographic Motets: Christi nutu sublimato, Lamberte vir inclite, and the Legend of St Lambert," Journal of the Alamire Foundation 6 (2014): 84-111
  • “Johannes Brassart’s Civic Motet: Voicing the Biblical Topography of Medieval Liège,” Acta Musicologica 85 (2013): 1-20
  • “Sacrament and Sacrifice: Conflating Corpus Christi and Martyrdom in Medieval Liège,” Speculum 87 (2012): 682-723
  • “The Sweet Sound of Sanctity: Sensing Saint Lambert,” The Senses and Society 5 (2010): 10-27
  • “Acclaiming Advent and Adventus in Johannes Brassart’s Motet for Frederick III,” Early Music History 27 (2008): 137-179

Non-Refereed Publications

  • “Antiphonaire” and “Graduel” in L’Historien dans son atelier: Anthologie du document pour servir à l’histoire du pays de Liège du VIIIe au XVIIIe siècle, edited by Marie-Guy Boutier and Paul Bruyère (Vottem, Belgium: Société des Bibliophiles liégeois/Snel, 2017), pp. 17-21, 203-207
  • “Les pratiques liturgiques au XIVe et au XVe siècles dans la cathédrale Saint-Lambert de Liège,” in La cathédrale gothique Saint-Lambert à Liège: une église et son contexte. Actes du colloque international de l’Université de Liège, 16-18 avril 2002, edited by Benoit Van den Bossche (Liège: Eraul, 2004), pp. 31-35
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 339Undergraduate Bibliography I
MHL 341Music History I
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 592Research
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 599Thesis
MHL 684Internship
MHL 792Research
MHL 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 592Research
MHL 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 532Music Bibliography
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 592Research
MHL 599Thesis
MSI 602Curr Issues in Music Research
MHL 675Choral Music & Institutions
MHL 792Research
MHL 798Research Colloquium
MHL 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 339Undergraduate Bibliography I
MHL 341Music History I
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 532Music Bibliography
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 592Research
MHL 599Thesis
MSI 601Cont Topics in Music Research
MHL 792Research
MHL 795Cont Registration
MHL 798Research Colloquium
MHL 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 341Music History I
MHL 492Honors Directed Study
MHL 493Honors Thesis
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 599Thesis
MSI 601Cont Topics in Music Research
MHL 684Internship
MHL 798Research Colloquium
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 341Music History I
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 532Music Bibliography
MHL 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 532Music Bibliography
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
MHL 675History of Choral Music
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 341Music History I
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MHL 499Individualized Instruction
MHL 532Music Bibliography
MHL 590Reading and Conference
MHL 598Special Topics