PhD, University of Chicago
Director of Graduate Music Studies. Drew Edward Davies is a specialist in 16th- through 18th-century musics of Latin America and Iberia in global contexts, and 20th-century Britain. His articles and reviews have been published in the journals Early Music, Eighteenth-Century Music, Sanctorum, Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, Journal of the Society for American Music, Heterofonía, BoletínMúsica (Havana) and the essay collections The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America, and La ópera en el templo: Estudios sobre el compositor Francisco Javier García Fajer. His dissertation, “The Italianized Frontier: Music at Durango Cathedral, Español Culture, and the Aesthetics of Devotion in Eighteenth-Century New Spain," received the 2006 Wiley Housewright Award from the Society for American Music. Davies’s edition of the complete works of Santiago Billoni, an 18th-century Italian composer in New Spain, is published by A-R Editions. In preparation is a monograph entitled Music and Devotion in New Spain and a complete thematic catalog of the music archive of Durango Cathedral, Mexico. Davies is the Mexico City Regional Coordinator for Musicat, the Seminario Nacional de Música en la Nueva España y el México Independiente (National Seminar on the Music of New Spain and Independent Mexico) at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He frequently collaborates with early music ensembles and has been a presenter at academic conferences throughout the USA, and in Mexico, Canada, the UK, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Cuba, Poland, and Japan. Visit his personal web site.