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Jeffrey John Dean


Alexandria, Virginia (USA); 31 III 1954


dual, United States of America and United Kingdom


married; two daughters (born I 1990, VIII 1992)


Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Employment history

X 2007 – present

University of Manchester

Visiting Distinguished Scholar in Musicology

VII 2001 – present

Royal Musical Association

Executive Officer

IV 1989 – present

The Stingray Office

Sole proprietor: Project Manager (copy-editor, designer, typesetter)


VII 2014 – XII 2016

Birmingham Conservatoire

research Associate Professor

VII 2011 – VI 2014

Birmingham Conservatoire

Senior Researcher, ‘The complete theoretical works of Johannes Tinctoris: a new digital edition’ (AHRC-funded)

I 2002 – VI 2005

University of Manchester

Visiting Distinguished Research Fellow in Musicology; Senior Teaching Assistant

X 1994 – VII 2000

The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians

Senior Internal Editor (biographical entries, 1100–1600; scholars and critics, twentieth century); adviser on areas including theory, terminology, philosophy, and psychology of music

IX 1989 – VI 1990

University of Southampton

Visiting Lecturer in Music

VIII 1989 – X 1989

Wellcome Unit for History of Medicine, Oxford

Archival Researcher

VII 1988 – I 1989

MiniMed Technologies, Sylmar, California

Software Technician

VII 1986 – VI 1988

University of California, Los Angeles

Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology

X 1985 – VIII 1986

University of California, Berkeley

Research Fellow; Special Assistant to the Head of the Music Library

VII 1984 – VI 1985

University of California, Berkeley

Visiting Assistant Professor, Musicology; Director, Collegium Musicum

I 1984 – III 1984

University of Chicago

Guest Director (unpaid), Collegium Musicum

X 1983 – XII 1983

University of Chicago

Lecturer, Music

I 1982 – IV 1982

American Academy in Rome

Director (unpaid), Schola Cantorum

IX 1978 – VI 1979

University of Chicago

Assistant Director, Collegium Musicum

V 1973 – IX 1973

The Sentinel Newspapers, Rockville, Maryland

Proofreader; trainee typesetter and pasteup technician


IX 1969 – VI 1972

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Maryland


VI 1972

IX 1972 – V 1976

Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

BA with Distinction, Music

V 1976

VI 1983 – VII 1983

Institute in the Archival Sciences, Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library, Chicago

n/a, Paleography


IX 1976 – VIII 1984

University of Chicago

PhD, History and Theory of Music

VIII 1984

Honors and awards


Swarthmore College

Theodore Presser Award


Swarthmore College

BA with Distinction


University of Chicago

Swift Fellowship


University of Chicago

William Rainey Harper Fellowship


Fulbright–Hays Program

Fulbright Scholarship (Italy)


American Academy in Rome

Rome Prize Fellowship


Martha Baird Rockefeller Fund for Music

Dissertation Grant


Mrs Giles Whiting Foundation

Dissertation Grant


native English speaker, at home with both American and British publishing standards

French, German, Italian, Latin

rudimentary Dutch, Spanish, classical Greek