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Jocelyn Nelson


(music history, early guitar)

JOCELYN NELSON earned her D.M.A. in early guitar performance with an emphasis in early music at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2002. Her M.A. from the University of Denver reflects a dual degree in guitar performance and music history, and her B.M. Magna Cum Laude in guitar performance is from the University of Denver. Dr. Nelson has taught music history, music appreciation, lute and guitar literature, and early guitar and lute performance at East Carolina University's School of Music. Her 2010 CD of 16th century French guitar and vocal music with vocalist Amy Bartram, Ma Guiterre je te chante, garnered favorable reviews in France and England. Current projects include research on early guitar notation in the collaborative Corpus des Luthistes project under the auspices of the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance at Université de Tours for publication with Brepol, and authorship of a music appreciation text published by Cognella, Gateway to Music: An Introduction to American Vernacular, European Art, and World Musical Traditions.