Thomas Forrest Kelly

Thomas Forrest Kelly

Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music
Ph.D. Harvard University
On leave Spring 2017
Thomas Forrest Kelly

Thomas Kelly is an historical musicologist whose interests embrace the role of music within Christian liturgy, chant, and medieval performance practice. He has written extensively on the history of medieval as well as modern music. Among his many publications are The Beneventan Chant (Cambridge University Press, 1989), First Nights at the Opera (Yale University Press, 2004), The Practice of Medieval Music: Studies in Chant and Performance (Ashgate, 2010), and Capturing Music: The Story of Notation (W.W. Norton, 2014).