Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy; Director, Program of Sacred Music
Discipline(s): Music, Liturgy, Theology
Department: Music; Theology
Professor Emerita Fassler holds joint appointments in the Departments of Music and Theology. Her research falls at the intersection of musicology, liturgy, and theology, and she is a specialist in several periods of sacred music. Her interdisciplinary approach is demonstrated in her recent book, The Virgin of Chartres: Making History through Liturgy and the Arts. Fassler has just completed a textbook on medieval music, Music in the Medieval West: Western Music in Context (along with an Anthology for Music in the Medieval West). Much of her current work centers on Hildegard of Bingen, combining studies of liturgy, theology, music, drama, and the visual arts. She has recently served as the President of the Medieval Academy of America (2017-2018).