Christopher A. Reynolds
Professor of Music
University of California, Davis
(Ph.D., Princeton University), Professor: Renaissance, l9th-Century, and
Reynolds graduated from UC Riverside and then earned a Ph.D. at Princeton
University. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of
Heidelberg, Yale University, at the Villa I Tatti (the Harvard University
Center for Italian Renaissance Studies) in Florence, Italy, and at UC
Berkeley. He received a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2000-2001.
Reynolds has written on music of the Renaissance and of 19th-century
Germany. His first book Papal Patronage and the Music of St. Peter's,
1380-1513 (UC Press, 1995) and other studies were supported by a UC
President's Research Fellowship in the Humanities (1988-89), and by
fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, first in 1984-
85 for research in London, and again in 1988-89 at the Villa I Tatti in
Florence. His new book Motives for Allusion: Context and Content in
Nineteenth-Century Music will appear with Harvard University Press in
2003. It was written with the support of the Humboldt Foundation. Other
research interests include American music and rock.
Reynolds is a Founding Editor of the yearbook and journal Beethoven
Forum; he has also edited I Tatti Studies a series of books devoted
to studies of art, music, and literature in Renaissance Italy.
As an administrator, Reynolds has been Chair of the Music Department and
Chair of the Faculty of Letters and Science at UC Davis. From 2002-04 he
is Director of the University of California Study Center at the University
of Goettingen, Germany. He has also been the Principal Investigator for
the Sierra North Arts Project, an educational program with an annual
budget in excess of $100,000 that aims to improve arts instruction at all
grade levels by having teachers teach teachers at annual summer workshops
held at Davis.