Russell O'Rourke

Main Research Area

  • History of music theory
  • Pre-modern theories of music's power over the emotions
  • Music and the rhetorical tradition
  • Music–text relations in the Italian madrigal
  • Improvised counterpoint in the Renaissance



2020Ph.D. in Historical Musicology, Columbia University
2017M.Phil. in Music, Columbia University
2015M.A. in Music, Columbia University
2011B.A. in Music, Princeton University


since 2020Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Music, Columbia University



Mitarbeiter & Co-Autor. (2014). Titel der Publikation. Berlin: Verlagsname.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2019Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Matching Travel Grant, Columbia University
2019, 2018The Nicholas and Andrew Serwer Fund Recipient, Columbia University
2018Arts and Sciences Graduate Council Travel Grant, Columbia University
2018French-American Bridge for Medieval Musical Iconography, Columbia University
2017Core Preceptor Award for Teaching Excellence in Music Humanities, Columbia University
2016–2017Herbert L. Hutner Fellowship in Music, Columbia University