PhD in Music History and Theory, University of Chicago
Dissertation: “Sacred Music in Prague, 1580–1612”

BMus, University of British Columbia


Other Publications

The Ends of Harmony: Sacred Music and Sound in Prague, 1550–1650 (book manuscript)

“Musical Encounters in Imperial Prague” Austrian History Yearbook (special issue on Rudolf II projected for publication in 2021)

“On the Trail of a Knight of Santiago: Collecting Music and Mapping Knowledge in Renaissance Europe” (forthcoming, Music and Letters August 2020)

“Hearing the Body of Christ in Early Modern Prague,” Early Music History 38 (2019): 51–105

“New Wor(l)ds for Old Sounds,” with Margaret Schedel, Organised Sound 23 (2018): 133–143

“Of Music, Morals, and Salads: The Uses of Harmony in Imperial Prague,” Common Knowledge (forthcoming)

Music in Rudolfine Prague, ed. Erika Honisch and Christian Leitmeir (Leiden, under contract)

“Czech Republic, § I: Art Music 2: Renaissance to 1620.” Grove Music Online (forthcoming).

“Music In-Between: Sacred Songs in Bohemia, 1517–1618,” in Renaissance Music in the Slavic World, ed. Vasco Zara and Marco Gurrieri, 209–259 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2019).

“Drowning Winter, Burning Bones, Singing Songs: Representations of Popular Devotion in a Central European Motet Cycle,” Journal of Musicology 34 (2017): 559–609

“Light of Spain, Light of the World: Invoking St. James in Early Modern Prague,” in New Perspectives on Early Music in Spain, ed. Tess Knighton and Emiliano Ros-Fábregas,  188–205 (Kassel, 2015)

Review of Richard Freedman, Music in the Renaissance and Anthology for Music in the Renaissance, from the series Western Music in Context: A Norton History (New York and London: Norton, 2013), College Music Symposium 54 (2014)

Pro laudatissima Domo Austriaca: Music and Eucharistic Devotion at the Prague Court of Rudolf II,” in Sakralmusik im Habsburger Kaiserreich 1570–1740ed. Tassilo Erhardt, 109–128 (Vienna, 2013)

“The Transmission of the Polyphonic Amen in the Early Fifteenth Century,” Plainsong and Medieval Music 41 (2012): 41–72.

Bohemian Sacred Music.” Review of Repertorium troporum Bohemiae medii aevi (ed. Hana Vlhová-Wörner and Codex Kuttenbergensis (ed. Jan Bat’a). Early Music 40 (2012): 699–702.

Writing for the Public
Transforming Music in Baroque France,” Long Island Opera Guild Newsletter, ed. David Lawton (February 2018): 2–4

Handel in Italy,” Long Island Opera Guild Newsletter, ed. David Lawton (January 2016): 2–4″

Calculating Music in the Middle Ages,” vol. 0 (January 2017)


Inclusive Early Music collective (website launched August 1, 2020!)

Thematic Issue of Organised Sound “New Wor(l)ds for Old Sounds,” co-edited with Margaret Schedel, Composition (2018)

Harlem Renaissance & Music Teaching Document (editable, crowd-sourced list of readings/listening suggestions & teaching ideas) also available via the American Musicological Society’s Pedagogy Study Group

Schola Antiqua (dir. Michael Anderson) “Slavic Routes” (2 concerts, Chicago 2016; taking it to Notre Dame, IN, February 2020), editions and translations, curated program, in-concert commentary

Cultures of Communication: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium for the Study of the Book (Stony Brook University, 2015–present; funding generously provided by Stony Brook FAHSS and the Delmas Foundation; co-organized with Joshua Teplitsky, History, and Aurélie Vialette, Hispanic Languages and Literature)

Periods and Waves: A Conference on Sound and History (Stony Brook University, 2016; funding generously provided by Stony Brook FAHSS, co-organized with Benjamin Tausig, Ethnomusicology, Robert Crease, Philosophy, and Michele Friedner, Disability Studies)


Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Colloquium Talk “Decolonizing Early Music, or Decolonizing from Early Music?” (with Giovanni Zanovello and Deanna Pellerano), Indiana University, October 2, 2020

“Confessions, Anthologized: Heartbreak, Vandalism, and the Promptuarii musici (Strasbourg, 1611–13 and 1617)”
The Luython Year Conference (1620–2020), Prague, Czech Republic (July-August 2020)

Sound Expertise podcast (host: Will Robin), Episode 1 “Music and Co-Existence in Prague” launching July 22, 2020

Morality in Wartime: On the First Performance of Ferdinand III’s Drama musicum
Society for 17th-Century Music Annual Meeting, Durham, NC (April 2019)

Sound Remains, 1627
Colloquium Lecture, Carolina Symposia in Music and Culture
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
(November 9–10 2018)

“Fighting over Music in Baroque France”
International Baroque Institute Longy (IBIL), Longy School of Music, Bard College
Boston, MA (July 2018)

Seminar—Jewish Sounds in Early Modern Europe: Spaces, Traces, Representations
Early Modern Workshop: Resources in Jewish History
Fordham University (April 2018)

Colloquium talk “The End of Harmony: Music, Sound, and Religious Pluralism in Early Modern Prague”
Boston University, Boston, MA (April 2018)

“Bones, Trumpets, and Machines: Translating St. Norbert in Prague and Antwerp”
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (March 2018)

Colloquium Talk “The End of Harmony: Music, Sound, and Religious Pluralism in Early Modern Prague”
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (March 2018)

“Sound Historiography: Song, the Virgin Mary, and the Thirty Years War”
Stony Brook University Emeritus Faculty Association (February 2018)

“Beyond the Pietas Austriaca: Marian Music and Local Religious Culture in Early Modern Bohemia”
American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY (November 2017)

“Listening Subjects: Hearing and Mishearing Music in Prague, 1618”
Initiative for Historical Social Sciences, Stony Brook, NY (November 2017)

“Writing Motets and Rewriting History in Imperial Prague”
Medieval-Renaissance Music Society Annual Meeting, Prague, CR (July 2017)

“Of Morals, Musics, and Salads: Pious Pastimes in Imperial Prague”
Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL (March 2017)


American Musicological Society

Renaissance Society of America

Society for Seventeenth-Century Music

Musica Rudolphina

Erika Supria Honisch

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