Sarah Long Associate Professor of Musicology


  • Musicology / Ethnomusicology

416 Music Practice Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 432-4513


Sarah Long is associate professor of musicology at the Michigan State University College of Music. Having received her Ph.D. in Musicology (2008) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, her research focuses on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century liturgical practices in Northern France and the Low Countries. She also holds a Master of Music in Musicology (2002) from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, Ohio (1998). Long was the recipient of several grants to carry out her doctoral research in France and in the United States, including a Newberry Library Annette Kade Fellowship (2004-2005 academic year), and a University of Illinois Graduate College Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2006-2007 academic year). As an undergraduate, she was awarded a Bowling Green State University study abroad travel grant to study Ewe drumming in Ghana (summer 1998). 

From 2008-2013, Long was a postdoctoral research fellow and visiting instructor at the Alamire Foundation: International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low Countries, which is a musicological research center at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. From 2008-2010, she was the primary field researcher for the Antiphonaria Project, which was an initiative funded by the Flemish Government with the aim of studying in detail the contents of liturgical manuscripts currently residing in public and private collections in Flanders. This led to her editorship of the first volume in the series Antiphonaria:  A Catalogue of Notated Office Manuscripts Preserved In Flanders (c.1100 - c. 1800) (Brepols, 2013). She is currently working on a monograph entitled, Salva nos, Domine:  A Study of Confraternity Liturgies and Their Social Contexts in Northern France and the Southern Low Countries, 1300-1550, for which she received a two-year Marie Curie IEF Postdoctoral Fellowship from the European Commission (2011-2012). She is also an assistant editor for The Sources of the Music of Josquin des Prez, New Josquin Edition Volume 1 (forthcoming).

Since 2005, Sarah Long has published several articles and given numerous conference papers and guest lectures in Belgium, France, and the United States on music and confraternity devotions in the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. She has served as membership director of the International Medieval Society, Paris (Université de Paris I-Sorbonne) since 2010, and has been involved in organizing several international symposia for the organization. Long has given courses and guest lectures on a wide range of both historical and ethnomusicological subjects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Methodist University’s Paris Program, and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Having joined the faculty at Michigan State in August 2013, she gives a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses on early music (before 1600), and world music.