Professor Jane Hatter is a cultural musicologist who received her M.A. and Ph.D. from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montréal, as well as her B.Mus. degree from University of the Pacific. Her research into the cultural and social contexts for music in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries is motivated by a desire to reveal the hidden networks that generated and promoted musical knowledge and practice.
Professor Hatter has published on musical time in early sixteenth-century Italian paintings (Early Music, 2011) and also on intersections between popular devotions and ecclesiastical liturgy in Renaissance motets that include or quote the Ave Maria prayer (2012). She is working on a book on music about music and musicians in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, exploring how this repertoire contributed to the development of the professional composer. She is also currently examining the persistence and conversion of music for women's churching ceremonies in both Catholic and Protestant contexts in the early Reformation period. This interdisciplinary work illuminates a site of ritual and social negotiation central to the lives of early modern women. An article on this topic is forthcoming in the volume Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe (Manchester University Press, 2015).
As an experienced and passionate teacher, Professor Hatter has recently offered courses on music history and critical thinking. As in her research, Professor Hatter emphasizes the importance of understanding music as a human enterprise, investigating the many commonalities of experience across time and place.
- Music History I: Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
- Baroque Literature
- Renaissance Literature
- Special Topics in Musicology