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Richard Agee


Richard J. Agee was named a Regents Scholar at the University of California Berkeley and graduated with Honors in Music, Highest Distinction in General Scholarship, and Phi Beta Kappa honors. After graduate study at Princeton University, where he earned his masters and doctorate, he joined the faculty of Colorado College. Since then has taught courses in music history (western music before 1750), theory (counterpoint and harmony), and literature (Beethoven, Opera, The Operas of Verdi, Wagner’s Ring, The Symphony, etc.). His research interests include music printing and publishing during the Renaissance, music patronage during the same period, and the transmission of Gregorian chant in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To support his research, he has received grants from, among others institutions, the Fulbright-Hays Committee, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Philosophical Society, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. In addition to his book, The Gardano Music Printing Firms, 1569-1611 (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 1998), his many articles and musical editions have been published in the United States, Great Britain, Italy, and Germany. Richard Agee has also served as an officer on a number of committees under the auspices of the American Musicological Society and has serves on the advisory committee for the Educational Testing Services Music Field Test.  In  his spare time, he also accompanies the Colorado College Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Chorus and the Collegium Musicum with harpsichord and organ basso continuo.


    A.B., University of California, Berkeley, 1976

    M.F.A., Princeton University, 1978

    Ph.D., Princeton University, 1982

    Fulbright Scholar, 1979-80