Kerala Johnson Snyder

Kerala Johnson Snyder

Professor Emerita of Musicology

Affiliate Faculty, Organ, Sacred Music, & Historical Keyboards



Professor emerita of musicology. B.A., Wellesley College; graduate study, Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Yale University. Editor, Duben Collection Database Catalogue. Author, The Organ as a Mirror of its Time: North European Reflections, 1610-2000, Dietrich Buxtehude: Organist in Lübeck; articles in The Musical Times, Journal of the American Musicological Society, The American Organist, Church, Stage, and Studio: Music and Its Contexts in Seventeenth-Century Germany, Studien zur Musikgeschichte der Hansestadt Lübeck, 800 Jahre Musik in Lübeck, vol. 2. Editor, Dietrich Buxtehude: The Collected Works, vol. 9; The Organist as Scholar: Essays in Memory of Russell Saunders; Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Recipient, Buxtehude Prize of the City of Lübeck, Germany (1990), Presbyterian Graduate Fellowship, Martha Baird Rockefeller Fellowship, Yale University Senior Faculty Fellowship, City of Lübeck Research Fellowship, University of Hartford Vincent B. Coffin Grant, and National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers. Church organist and choir director in Massachusetts, Michigan, and Connecticut. Faculty member, Yale (1969-81), Hartt School of Music (1981-87), Eastman (1987- ).