David Crook

David Crook

Professor of Musicology (Retired)

As a writer and editor, David Crook focuses on European music of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries and the religious and political institutions that shaped its production and reception.

The recipient of research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, and the Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities, Professor Crook is author of Orlando di Lasso’s Imitation Magnificats for Counter-Reformation Munich (1994), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Between 1995 and 2006, he was co-editor of Orlando di Lasso: The Complete Motets, and since 2013, he has served as general editor of the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance published by A-R Editions.

Professor Crook earned the Ph.D in musicology at Princeton University, the M.A. in music history at the University of California, Riverside, and the Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance at the University of Redlands. He has taught music history and musicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1990.