Cristle Collins Judd

Cristle Collins Judd

Cristle Collins Judd is senior program officer in the program for Higher Education and Scholarship in the Humanities, where her areas of responsibility include a range of grants and initiatives supporting liberal arts colleges, doctoral education, advanced scholarship, and the public humanities.

Before joining the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2015, Ms. Judd served for nine years as dean for academic affairs, chief academic officer, and professor of music at Bowdoin College.  Prior to her appointment at Bowdoin, Ms. Judd was a member of the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania for thirteen years, where she was tenured, and also served as director of graduate studies in music.  She taught at universities in the UK and Australia before joining the Penn faculty.

Ms. Judd's research focuses primarily on music of the Renaissance and the history of music theory.  Her publications include Tonal Structures in Early Music (Garland, 1998) for which she received the Emerging Scholar Award from the Society for Music Theory and Reading Renaissance Music Theory:  Hearing with the Eyes (Cambridge University Press, 2000), which received the Wallace Berry Award.  She is the editor of the sacred music of Gioseffo Zarlino and has collaborated with some of the foremost early music groups in producing recordings of her editions.  In 2011 she was invited to give the plenary keynote address for the annual meeting of the Society for Music Theory.  Most recently, she edited the volume Musical Theory in the Renaissance (Ashgate, 2013). 

Ms. Judd earned her BM and MM in music performance and musicology from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and her MM and PhD in music theory from King's College, University of London.  She is an award-winning teacher whose research has been supported by grants including a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New Directions Fellowship.  Her service has included election to the boards of the Society for Music Theory and the American Musicological Society, and appointment to the editorial boards of various journals.