James Maiello

James Maiello is a musicologist specializing in medieval and Renaissance music; he also directs the University of Manitoba’s Collegium Musicum.  Dr. Maiello’s current research focuses on plainchant and liturgy in medieval Italy.  Other research interests include music and semiotics, music history pedagogy, and educational philosophy.  Articles and reviews have appeared in Plainsong & Medieval Music, Notes, Symposium, the Journal of Music History Pedagogy, and Fontes Artis Musicae.  He also authored the survey of medieval music for the A-R Editions Online Music Anthology’s online textbook module.  Another recent article, “Updating the Alleluia at Pistoia,” appears in “Qui musicam in se habet:” Studies in Honor of Alejandro Planchart. Middleton, WI: American Institute of Musicology, 2015. Work in progress includes book, Music, Liturgy, & Identity in Medieval Pistoia.  He also writes for Fanfare magazine.

Dr. Maiello holds a Ph.D. with emphases in Musicology and European Medieval Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a master’s degree in Music History from Bowling Green State University and an undergraduate degree in Music Education from S.U.N.Y. Fredonia. From 2008 to 2013, he served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music, where he taught a full range of collegiate and pre-college music history courses.

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Desautels Faculty of Music
University of Manitoba
136 Dafoe Rd.
Winnipeg, MB  R3T 2N2  Canada
Phone: 204.474.6017