Research Areas: Musicology
John Romey is a Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in historical musicology with an emphasis in historical performance practice. 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 song traditions and their influence on staged spectacle in early modern Paris. His dissertation research has been supported by a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2017–2018), a Fulbright Fellowship in Paris (2014–2015), the Holmes/D’Accone American Musicological Society Travel Grant for travel and research in the history of opera (2015), and the CWRU College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Fellowship (2015). He recently published the article “Popular Song in the Age of Louis XIV” in Oxford Bibliographies in Music and has a forthcoming book chapter entitled “Court Airs Performed in Seventeenth-Century French Streets” in Volk Tanz Musik (Leipzig University Press).