Leeman Perkins

Professor Emeritus
Leeman Perkins came to Columbia in 1975 as a visitor and was appointed to the faculty in 1976, having previously taught at Yale U. and the U. of Texas at Austin. He served the Department as Chairman 1985-90.


He has received grants from the NEH, ACLS, and the Paul Mellon Foundation. His research interests lie primarily in the music of the 15th and 16th centuries; genres and styles of that period; questions of mensuration, hexachordal reference, modality, and tonality, as they relate to editorial practice and performance. He is general editor of the series Masters and Monuments of the Renaissance (Broude Trust). His writings have won awards that include the Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society, 1980, for The Mellon Chansonnier as "the work of musicological scholarship deemed. . .the most distinguished of those published in the preceding year"; and La Medaille de la Ville de Tours, 1997.      
Degrees from Other Institutions: 
University of Utah
Yale University