Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature Endowment Fund

The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature Endowment Fund was established by Peter Slemon, J. Peter Burkholder, and other friends and colleagues of Thomas J. Mathiesen.

Thomas J. Mathiesen is a Distinguished Professor of Musicology, who has won wide recognition for his scholarship in ancient Greek music, the history of music theory, medieval music, and other fields. Mathiesen founded the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature in 1997, served as its Director for twelve years, worked tirelessly to further its mission of facilitating music scholarships by providing digital research assistance in music theory, criticism, history, and aesthetics. He received his DMA from the University of Southern California in 1971.

The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature was established in 1998 jointly with IU Jacobs School of Music and the Vice President for Research and the University Graduate School. The mission of CHMTL is "to carry out basic research, making available essential musical texts and other scholarly materials from the Medieval and later periods to scholars worldwide, without membership or access fees in a manner consistent with the principles of free humanistic exchange of information that are central to scholarly research." Today, the Center is directed by Giuliano Di Bacco.

The Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature Endowment Fund is used for the general support of the Center.