Wendy Powers is a historical musicologist specializing in music of the late 15th and early 16th centuries, particularly in Italy and France. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1994, submitting a dissertation on The Music Manuscript Fondo Magliabechi XIX.178 of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence: A Study in the Changing Role of the Chanson in Late Fifteenth-Century Florence, and is currently working on an edition of the complete works of the French composer Hesdin (d. 1538) for Broude Brothers. Prof. Powers has played and taught recorder in New York City for many years, and is co-director and faculty member of the Amherst Early Music Festival at Connecticut College. She is the former book review editor of American Recorder magazine, to which she has contributed articles and reviews. She has written about musical instruments for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Timeline of Art History (www.metmuseum.org). With Patricia Ann Neely, she co-directed Sag Harbor Early Music, a small spring concert series on Long Island, and she has sat for more than a decade on the Board of Directors of the New York City series Music Before 1800. Prof. Powers is the former Director of Development and Program Officer at the New York Council for the Humanities. She is teaching as an adjunct and co-directing the Collegium Musicum (with Susan Hellauer) at Queens College of the City University of New York.
PhD, Historical Musicology