Samantha Arten, Ph.D Candidate in Musicology

I am a Ph.D candidate in musicology at Duke University, finishing my dissertation entitled “The Whole Booke of Psalmes, Protestant Ideology, and Musical Literacy in Elizabethan England.” My specialties are┬áReformation sacred music, early music printing, and the relationship between music and theology. In addition to my work as a music historian, I am also a professional soprano with a focus in early music, singing primarily in liturgical church choirs and with Baroque ensembles.