Anne Heminger

Anne Heminger is a PhD candidate in the Department of Musicology at the University of Michigan, specializing in music of the Renaissance. She holds a BA in music from the University of Chicago and an MPhil in musicology from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Scholar. Her research interests include musical practice, print culture, liturgy and ritual, and religious conversion, with a more specific focus on how musical practices shaped and reflected religious belief in the sixteenth century. Her dissertation examines sound, music, and religious identity in London from 1540–1560. Employing materials concerning music-making in London’s parishes and homes, in its livery company halls and marketplaces, she investigates the intersections between music, officially sanctioned orthodoxy, and the religious heterodoxy that marked sixteenth-century English life.