Research Areas: Historical Performance Practice
John Romey is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in historical musicology with an emphasis in historical performance practice at Case Western Reserve University. He is completing a dissertation entitled “Popular Song, Opera Parody, and the Construction of Parisian Spectacle, 1648-1713,” which examines the interaction of popular and “official” musical cultures and their influence on staged spectacle in early modern Paris. During the 2014-2015 academic year he was named a Fulbright Scholar for Paris, France and worked as a chercheur associé with the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles. He has presented his research at academic conferences in the United States, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, and has a forthcoming contribution, entitled “Popular Song in the Age of Louis XIV,” in Oxford Bibliographies in Music. Mr. Romey performs regularly on viola da gambas of all sizes and has published two articles on performance practice.