Alexander Blachly is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Notre Dame. He was the 1992 recipient of the Noah Greenberg Award given by the American Musicological Society to stimulate historially aware performances and the study of historical performing practices, has been active in Early Music as both performer and scholar for the past 25 years. He earned his post-graduate degrees in musicology from Columbia University. He is the founder-director of the internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Pomerium, which is recording an on-going series of compact discs of a cappella Renaissance music. These recordings have appeared on the Glissando, Archiv, Dorian, Classic Masters, and Nonesuch labels. Prior to assuming the post of Director of Choral Activities at the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Mr. Blachly taught early music and directed collegia musica at Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, New York University, Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania, where for eight years he directed the a cappella ensemble Ancient Voices.
PhD, Historical Musicology