Nicholas Field Instructor of Musicology


  • Musicology / Ethnomusicology

East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 353-9013


Nicholas Field received his doctorate in musicology from the University of Michigan in 2013. His dissertation, entitled “Outlandish Authors: Innocenzo Fede and Musical Patronage at the Stuart Court in London and in Exile,” examined modes of cultivating national identity through the sponsorship of music at the turn of the eighteenth century. His primary research interests include music and court societies in Western Europe during the early modern period, the history of the historically informed performance movement, and early popular music in America.

Field has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in musicology and ethnomusicology at various universities including Eastern Michigan University and University of Toledo. He is the founder and director of the Ypsilanti Ancient Music Society and a violinist with the Adrian Symphony Orchestra.