Giuliano Di Bacco
Director, Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature
indiana [dot] edu
Simon Center, M015
- Ph.D., Universitą degli Studi di Pavia, 1996
- M.A., Universitą degli studi di Bologna, 1991
- B.A., Universitą degli studi di Bologna, 1991
A musicologist and medievalist, Giuliano Di Bacco works on polyphonic repertories and treatises of music theory of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Italy and France. His research deals with manuscripts and textual criticism, archival studies, and biographies, especially focussing on the musical chapels of the popes of the Great Schism, and the Ars nova in Italy and France.
His dissertation on the tradition of the treatises attributed to the French theorist Johannes de Muris (Bologna, 1996) won the Latina Prize for Historical Musicology, and a revision was published under the title De Muris e gli altri by Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca (2001). He also contributed to an international census of manuscripts of music theory up to 1500 and to projects in the digital humanities.
Prior to being appointed director of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Di Bacco was a fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, then worked in Italy and the U.K. at the Universities of Bologna, Cambridge, and Exeter.