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).
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
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
SELECTED PERFORMING ACTIVITIES
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
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
AWARDS AND HONORS
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