David Crook has taught music history and musicology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1990. His work as a writer and editor has focussed 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 Magnificats for Counter-Reformation Munich (1994) and co-editor of Orlando di Lasso: The Complete Motets (1995–2006). He is general editor of the series Recent Researches in the Music of the Renaissance published by A-R Editions.
Professor Crook received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, his M.A. from the University of California at Riverside, and his B.M. from the University of Redlands.