Rethinking Music in France during the Baroque Era
In 2020 Dr. Alexis VanZalen earned her PhD in musicology from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (NY). There she studied Baroque keyboard music as both a performer and scholar, earning her MM in Early Music-Harpsichord and writing a dissertation on seventeenth-century French organ music titled, “Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers and the Rhetoric of French Catholic Reform.” Previously Alexis earned a BM in organ performance and a BA in history from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. Her significant teachers include Edoardo Bellotti, Kathrine Handford, Anne Laver, Paul O’Dette, and Christel Thielmann. Alexis currently works as a Program Coordinator at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI.