Brian Power


Brian Power

Brian Power, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music

Brian E. Power holds a doctorate in Musicology from the University of Toronto, where he completed his dissertation, The Polyphonic Introits of Trento, Archivio Capitolare MS 93: A Stylistic Analysis, in 1999. He teaches courses in music history (Medieval, Renaissance, 20th-century, Canadian), and music computer applications. His research involves the history and rituals of late Medieval and early Renaissance church music. He has published and delivered papers, nationally and internationally, on manuscript transmission, and performance issues associated with polyphonic liturgical music from fifteenth-century Europe. A secondary research interest is Canadian liturgical choral music of the twentieth century. His musical edition of the polyphonic introits of Trent Codex 93 is slated to appear as a future volume in the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Middle Ages and Early Renaissance, published by A-R Editions. He is also co-editing a book of essays, entitled The Sights and Sounds of Performance in Medieval and Renaissance Music, for Ashgate Press.
Power, B. E. “The Swiss Connection: Manuscript Transmission and the Introits of Trent Codex 93.” Recercare: Rivista per lo studio e la pratica della musica antica, 16 (2004): 7-22.
_______. “Problems and Possibilities in the Performance of Trent 93's Polyphonic Introits.” In Music and Medieval Manuscripts: Paleography and Performance, edited by John Haines and Randall Rosenfeld. Aldershot UK & Burlington USA: Ashgate Press, 2004, 182-206.
_______. Review of Fauvel Studies: Allegory, Chronicle, Music, and Image in Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS Français 146, edited by Margaret Bent and Andrew Wathey (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998). Canadian University Music Review/ Revue de musique des universités canadiennes, 23/1-2 (2003): 227-32.
_______. “Experiences and Challenges: Reflections on Making the Transition from Graduate Student to Professor,” CAML Review/Revue de l’ACBM, 30/2 (2002): 24-28.
Compact disc recordings as member of ensemble (tenor):
Reformation & Renaissance: Psalms, Motets & Dances . Calvin Choir & Recordare Ensemble, Stephanie Martin, director. Recorded at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Toronto. Martin/Calvin Choir, 2003 (#SJM003).

Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm