Curriculum Vitae Matthew Hall


in-progress     PhD, Musicology    Cornell University

2013     MMus, Historical Performance (harpsichord & organ)    Boston University

2010     MMus (MA equivalent), Musicology (with Distinction; Fulbright Scholar)    University of Leeds, UK

2009     AB, Music and Linguistics (summa cum laude; Hoopes Prize; John Harvard Scholar)    Harvard University



“Charles Dieupart’s Six suittes (1701–1702) and the en concert performance tradition,” The Viola da Gamba Society Journal 4 (2010): 6–35.


C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Piano Quartets. With Sarah Darling and Sarah Paysnick. Ad Parnassum Records, 2013, compact disc.


“Brumel’s Laudate Dominum de caelis and the Development of a New Genre,” Journal of the Alamire Foundation 8/1 (2016).

“Contrapuntal Structure as Keyboard Technique in the Pedagogy of J.S. Bach,” Understanding Bach 10 (2015).

Review of Johann Sebastian Bach, Complete Organ Works vols. 1 and 2, ed. David Schulenberg, Eighteenth- Century Music 12/2 (2015).

In Progress

Antoine Brumel’s New Biography: New Documents and Analysis

Q17, Pepys 1760, and Royal College 1070: Brumel’s Ave Maria gratia Dei plena Reassessed

“Lettre de M. à M.”: Montéclair and Rameau’s Anonymous Correspondence

Lettre de Mr Le Gallois à Mademoiselle Regnault de Solier touchant la musique (1680): Critical Translation and Commentary

The “St. Anne” Prelude and Fugue, bwv 552: Another Perspective


Conference Papers

2014     “Antoine Brumel Between Ferrara and France: Another Royal Composer Recovered,” 42nd Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Birmingham University, UK

“Contrapuntal Structure as Keyboard Technique in J.S. Bach’s Pedagogy,” 16th Bienniel Conference on Baroque Music, Mozarteum, Salzburg

Concerts Royaux, 1670–1700: Genre, Style, Performance Practice,” Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, San Antonio, TX


2014     “C.P.E. Bach’s Legacy,” The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

2012     “Technologies for Teaching Music History,” The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
“Dr. Burney Goes to Naples,” International Baroque Institute at Longy

2011     “The Evolution of Keyboard Instruments,” The Cambridge Center for Adult Education
“Classic French for Musicians,” International Baroque Institute at Longy



2010–13     Editorial Assistant, C.P.E. Bach: The Complete Works, The Packard Humanities Institute
Responsibilities: proofread and proof-“play” publication proofs; prepare and annotate MSS for engraving; correct and edit all figured basses; translations; special research projects; database maintenance.

2009–13     Editor & Contributor, Early Music Performer, Journal of the National Early Music Association (UK)
Responsibilites: author the quarterly literature review; provide occasional reports on US early music activities for the UK readership.


2014–     Teaching Assistant, Cornell University Department of Music

Introduction to Music Theory (James Webster), Survey of Western Music since 1750 (Roger Moseley)

2010–13     Faculty, The Cambridge Center for Adult Education

Courses taught: The Chamber Music of Brahms, Monuments of Western Music, Introduction to Early Music, The Genius of Handel, Famous Musical Rivalries, Music of J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach, Russian Ballet Music.


2012–13     Director of Music & Organist, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Waltham, MA

2010–12     Organist & Cantor, St. Therese Chapel-in-the-Mall, Peabody, MA

2010–12     Organist & Assistant Choirmaster, Church of Our Saviour, Brookline, MA
Collaborated in the acquisition of Hook & Hastings Opus 1366 (1887, restored 2010).

2009–10     Conductor & Organ Scholar, Cathedral Church of St. Anne, Leeds, UK
Director of the schola cantorum, five sung services per week, performances on BBC Radio 4.

Other Professional Activities

French Language Consultant
Selected clients: Boston Baroque (dir. Martin Pearlman), Julianne Baird, Amherst Early Music Festival, Brandywine Baroque (Wilmington, DE)

Organ and Harpsichord Technician and Consultant
Selected clients: Boston Early Music Festival, Harvard University, New York State Baroque

2005–09     Keeper of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum chamber organ


2010–     Founding Member, Musical Offering

Baroque chamber ensemble performing some twenty-five concerts each season around Massachusetts and New York.

2010–     Founding Member, The Polyphony Project

Renaissance choir with residency at the Phoenicia Festival of the Voice, Phoenicia, NY.

2009–11     Music Director, Harvard Early Music Society

Works performed: Purcell, King Arthur; Carissimi, Jephte and Jonas; Cavalli, L’Ormindo; Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants; scenes from Lully, Armide and Phaëton; Mondonville, Bacchus et Érigone.

2009–11     Assistant Conductor, Amherst Early Music Festival Opera

Works performed: Purcell, Dioclesian; Lully, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme; Charpentier, Les Arts Florissants; A. Scarlatti, La Principessa Fedele.


American Musicology Society
Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
American Bach Society
American Guild of Organists (Boston Chapter)
Boston Musicians’ Association (American Federation of Musicians Local 9-535) Early Music America


2012–     Founder and Director, Ad Parnassum, Inc.

Founded to provide opportunities for the public to engage with “early music” and other classical music idioms in ways that go beyond the traditional concert-going experience, including lectures, classes, demonstrations, and community service projects.

2012–     Treasurer, The Chennai Children Foundation, Inc.

Charity supporting the education and livlihood of child victims of human trafficking and children at risk of trafficking in Chennai, India.

2010–13     Director of Alumni Development, Harvard Organ Society



William Christie, Arthur Haas, Ellen Hargis, Christopher Hogwood, Davitt Moroney, Nicholas McGegan, Robert Mealy, Rachel Podger, Christophe Roussett,  Stephen Stubbs, Judy Tarling, Jed Wentz

Training Programs

2008–2011    International Baroque Institute at Longy
2007–2008    Cambridge Early Music Programme, Cambridge, UK
2007–2009    Baroque Academy, Amherst Early Music Festival
2007    Accademia d’Amore, Pacific Music Works


2014    Irene Alm Memorial Prize, Society for Seventeenth-Century Music
2009–2010     Fulbright Scholar, granted by the US-UK Fulbright Commission for graduate studies
2009    Thomas T. Hoopes Prize, awarded by the Harvard Faculty of Arts for a top bachelor’s thesis
2008    Phi Beta Kappa Society, an honorary academic and literary society
2008     Harvard College Scholar, awarded by the Dean of Harvard College
2008     Alex G. Booth ’30 Fellow, granted by the Booth ’30 Foundation for harpsichord studies
2007     Harvard College Research Grant, granted by the Harvard Office for Undergraduate Research
2007    Detur Book Prize, awarded by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
2007    Artist Development Fellow, granted by the Harvard Office for the Arts for harpsichord studies
2006, 2007    John Harvard Scholar, awarded by the Dean of Harvard College
2005    Pope St. Pius X Medal, awarded by the Bishop of Fall River, MA, for service to the diocese


Fluent in English and French
Expertise in Old, Middle, and Classical French pronunciation, grammar, and rhetoric
Conversant in Portuguese
Reading proficiency in Latin, Italian, Spanish, and German