Meet Anne Heminger
Assistant Professor, Music
Phone: (813) 257-3030
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2019 University of Michigan, Ph.D.
2011 University of Cambridge, MPhil
2008 The University of Chicago, B.A.
Music for Life
Music History I, II and III
Music Theory I
Special Topics in Music
Anne Heminger is a musicologist specializing in music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Her research centers on the English Reformation, examining how the composition, dissemination and performance of religious music shaped the early modern construction of English identity in the 16th century.
Heminger's current work centers around her book project, Confession Carried Aloft: Music, Religious Politics, and National Identity in Mid-Tudor London, which highlights the key role religious music played in fueling competing and historically rooted notions of Englishness from Henry VIII’s break with Rome (c. 1534) into the first years of Elizabeth I’s reign (c. 1560). This examination of a broad variety of genres and performance contexts demonstrates that religious music not only remained of central importance across confessional lines in mid-Tudor London, but also reinforced communal, civic and national ties during this tumultuous period.
Heminger is the author of two articles: “Music Theory at Work: The Eton Choirbook, Rhythmic Proportions, and Musical Networks in Sixteenth-Century England,” (Early Music History, 2018) and “‘Zu dienst wan sy syngen jn eynn:’ Music, Politics, and the Reformed Livonian Service Books of 1530 and 1537,” published in Celebrating Lutheran Church Music (Uppsala University Press, 2019). She is currently at work on two further articles on English music printing, religious verse and the music of Christopher Tye. Beyond the English Reformation, her research and teaching interests include late medieval devotional culture, liturgy and ritual studies, the development of music printing and technology, and 20th-century music.