Research Paper Presentations to National and International Scholarly Meetings, Congresses, Symposia and Research Seminars.
"Bohol's Role In An International Filipino Musical Culture." Third Heritage Musicology Meeting, Tagbilaran, Bohol, July 24-25, 2000. (Invited Paper)
"The Uses of Baroque Music and Drama in Historic Manila, 1610-1710." 9th Biennial Conference on Baroque Music, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, 13-17 July, 2000.
"Some Little-Known Chapters in Philippine Music History." Friends of the Ayala Museum, Manila, 19 November, 1999, Ayala Museum, Manila. (Invited Paper)
"Rediscoveries, Reevaluations and Re-awakenings: Public Life and Music History in thePhilippines." Heritage Conservation Society, November 20, 1999, Hotel & Tourism Institute of the Philippines (El Sanctuario), Intramuros, Manila. (Invited Paper)
"The Humanities, renewal by reassessment," Fifth Asia-Pacific Conference on Education and Culture, The University of Hong Kong, China, 2224, November, 1999. (Invited Paper)
"Viewing Manila from the Countryside: How Long Can We Continue To Do This?" University of Asia Pacific, Manila, The Philippines, 26 November, 1999. (Invited Paper.)
"Some Little-Known Chapters in Philippine Music History." Friends of the Ayala Museum, Manila,19 November, 1999, Ayala Museum, Manila. (Invited Paper)
"Música en espectáculo público: la promulgación de ceremonial de valores culturales en Alta California," IV SIMPÓSIO LATINO-AMERICANO DE MUSICOLOGIA, "Música e religiosidade na América Latina, Fundação Cultural de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil, 20 a 23 de janeiro de 2000. (Invited Paper)
"New Perspectives on the Performing Arts in Historic Manila: Baroque Music in Rite Ritual and Spectacle." UNIÓN LATINA SYMPOSIUM LATIN HUMANISM IN ASIA/PACIFIC: HERITAGE AND PERSPECTIVES Philippine Conference Center, Manila 1-3 March, 1999. (Invited Paper)
"Musical Architecture and Sound Ideal: England's Compositional Contributions to the 'Renaissance'." Musical Borrowings, Crane School of Music, State University of New York, Potsdam 21-22 February, 1999 (Keynote Address.)
"El pasado y los archivos: hacia el futuro de la música latino-americana." III Simpósio Latino-Americano de Musicología "Preservación y aceso a la documentación musical latino-americana."
"Searching the Past to Explain the Future: Some Thoughts on Church Music in the Historic Recollect Churches of Bohol." University of Santo Tomás, Conservatory of Music, Symposium on Philippine Music History, 3 December, 1998. (Invited Paper) Heritage Musicology and Music Paleography, Bohol Tropics Resort, Tagbilaran City, 9 December, 1998. (Invited Paper)
"Music in Public Devotion in Spanish Manila: The Case of the Dominican Santuario de San Juan del Monte" International Conference Secular Genres in Sacred Contexts: the villancico and the cantata in the Iberian World, 1400-1800, Royal Holloway College, University of London, Senate House, 2 July, 1998. (Invited Paper)
"The scrap, the palimpsest and obsolescence: lurching towards a recovery of 14th-century (English) medieval polyphonic music," Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Seventh Biennial Conference, 1998, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, July 11, 1998.
"To trope or not to trope? How was that Gloria, Spiritus et alme Performed?" Twenty-fourth Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, York University, York, July 18, 1998.
El principio y el fin: Música en las misiones franciscanas de Alta California.
Segundo Festival Internacional de Música Renacentista y Barroca Americana "Misiones de Chiquitos". Congreso de Musicología: ¿Existe la música misional? Centro Iberoamericano de Formación de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 5-7 May, 1998. (Invited Paper)
Música parroquial en la Alta California y el papel del Colegio Apostólico de San Fernando en la Ciudad de México. "Mexicanidad: Historia, Cultura y Religiones." Primer Congreso Internacional El Instituto de Identidad y Cultura de la Universidad Anáhuac del Sur Colegio de Viscaíanas, Mexico City, 3-5 March, 1998. (Invited Paper)
"Music in Spanish Manila of the 16th and 17th Centuries," Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, 12 December, 1997. (Invited Paper)
"The Jesuit Contributions to Music in the Philippines and Tentative Impressions on the Sacred Music in Bohol ca. 1600-1900." The Meridian Hotel, Tagbilaran, Bohol, The Philippines, 9 December, 1997. (Invited Paper)
Música en rito, rituales y espectaculo en la Manila historica." Cervantes Institute, Spanish Embassy, Manila, The Philippines 22 November, 1997. (Invited Paper)
Choral and Orchestral Institutions in Manila 1571-1762: Evidence From Philippine Archives. Sixty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Phoenix, Arizona, 30 October-2 November, 1997.
"Music in the Cathedral of Manila: Evidence for the First Two Centuries from the Archdiocesan Archive." Sixteenth Congress of the International Musicological Society, London, Royal College of Music, 14-20 August, 1997.
"The Jesuits in Manila, 1581-1768: The Role of Music in Rite, Ritual and Spectacle." The Jesuits: Culture, Learning and the Arts, 1540-1773. Boston College, 5-7 June, 1997. (Invited Paper)
"Rescuing Musical Form: The Implications for Recovery from Historically Informed Instrumental Performances." University of Santo Tomás, Conservatory of Music, 28 November, 1996. (Invited Lecture.)
"Just When You Though You Had Seen It All: An Introduction to a Remarkable New Source of Spanish Music from California" A Celebration of Latin American Music: A Dartmouth College Symposium
"Opera Seria in Spanish California: A Newly-Identified Manuscript Source," Austria 996-1996; Music in a Changing Society, International Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2-7 January, 1996. International Conference on Mexican Music, University of Kansas, 14-16 February, 1997. (Invited paper)
"Reticence from within and Indifference from Without: The Ongoing Neglect of Medieval English Polyphonic Music." Third International Medieval Congress, Leeds, England, 11-15, July, 1995.
"Latin Hymnody in the Spanish Missions of Alta California." National Meeting of the Hymn Society of America, University of San Diego, 10-14 July, 1995. (Invited paper)
"Understanding the Impact of Recent Manuscript Discoveries from Spanish California" Twelfth Aston Magna Academy, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, July 1, 1995. (Faculty Fellow's Seminar)
"Music Making in the Spanish Missions: What We Know and What We Don't Know." Musical Cultures in Northern New Spain: Understanding Cultures Through the Arts. Tumacacori National Historic Park, Arizona, 20-21 May, 1995. (Invited Special Presentation in preparation for a Video Program to be distributed by the National Parks Service.)
"Music Confraternal Life in Rome, 1584-1680: Some Observations on the Careers of Palestrina and the Roman School as Members of the Compagnia dei Musici di Roma" III Convegno Internazionale di Studi Palestrina e l'Europa, Fondazione Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Rome, 6-9 October, 1994 (Invited Paper) Institute for Advanced Musical Study, University of London, 25 May, 1994. (Invited paper)
"Re-Writing the Cultural History Of A Hemisphere: Mozart Premiers and Other Important Performances in the New World." Mozart Akademie, Mozart Festival, San Luis Obispo, California, 25-29 July, 1994. (Visiting Faculty)
"Art Music in Fourteenth-Century England: The Historiographical Conundrum of Vernacular Autism." Royal Musical Association Annual Conference, London, 8-10 April, 1994.
"America's Musical Past: Confronting the Beasts of Inertia and Ignorance." 59th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Montreal, 4-7, November, 1993.
"Along El Camino Real: Rescuing the Musical Past of the United States." International Conference, "The Present State of Research on the Colonial and Post-Colonial Music of Latin America," 25-27 June, 1993. (Keynote Address.)
"Eighteenth-Century Sacred Music for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra in Spanish California: A Report on Recently Discovered Manuscript Sources." The Present State of Research on the Colonial and Post-Colonial Music of Latin America. 25-27 June, 1993, Harold Washington Library, Chicago. (Invited Paper)
"Fray Juan Bautista Sancho and the Transmission of Spanish and Mexican Art Music to Alta California." Tenth Annual Meeting of the California Mission Studies Association, 12-14, February, 1993, Mission San Antonio de Padua, California. (Invited Paper)
"Art Music in Fourteenth-Century England: The Historiographical Conundrum of Vernacular Autism." Tradition and Ecstasy: The Agony of the Fourteenth Century, Claremont Graduate School , 19-21 November, 1992. (Invited Paper)
"A Distant Echo of 1492: Sacred Music in Spanish California 1769-1840." 19th National Meeting of the Sonneck Society, Asilomar, California, 12-16 February, 1993. (Invited Paper)
"Racism and Anticlericalism in American Musicological Scholarship: Challenges from Our Spanish Past." Pro-Seminar and Panel Discussions for the Institute on American Music, National Endowment for the Humanities, Boston College, 29 June-1 July, 1992. (Invited Paper)
"Recently Recovered Manuscript Sources of Colonial Polyphonic Music from Spanish California." Fifteenth Congress of the International Musicological Society, Madrid, 3-10 April, 1992. "After Columbus--The Musical Journey: An Invitational Conference on Cultural Interchange in 18th-Century Imperial Spain," 21-23 May, 1992, Principal Speaker, Invitational Congress, California Polytechnic Statue University, San Luis Obispo. (Invited Paper)
"Polyphonic Tropes for the Mass in Fourteenth-Century England: Some Repertorial, Political, and Ecclesiastical Considerations." Fourth Invitational Conference on Tropes, European Science Foundation, 2-5 September, 1987, Perugia, Italy. (Invited Paper) Third Symposium of the International Musicological Society, July, 1990, Osaka, Japan [delivered in absentia]. 56th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, 7-11 November, 1990, Oakland, California. National Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, 11-13 April, 1991, Princeton University.
"Genre Definitions for English Thirteenth-Century English Polyphony: Some Questions of Applicability." Second Invitational Conference on Music and Poetry of the Thirteenth Century, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 6-11 August, 1989. (Invited Paper)
"The Establishment and Transmission of 14th-Century Polyphonic Repertoires in England, 1320-1399." Fourteenth Congress of the International Musicological Society, Bologna, 27 August-1 September, 1987.
"The Worcester Fragments Reconsidered: A Study in 'Deconstruction'." Sixteenth Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, Edinburgh University, 12-15 July, 1987. 54th Annual Meeting of the America Musicological Society, 3-6 November, 1988, Baltimore.
"George Friederic Handel, A Reassessment of His Activities in Rome ca. 1707-1709." 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Cleveland, 6-9 November, 1986.
"George Friederic Handel in Rome as Seen From the Vantage Point of the 'Confraternita dei musici di Roma'." Alte Musik als ästhetische Gegenwart: Bach, Handel, Schütz, internationalen musikwissenschaftlichen Kongreß, Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, Stuttgart, 15-20 September, 1985.
"New and Little Known Sources of Hispanic Music from California." National, Joint Meeting of the American Musicological Society, College Music Society and the Society for Ethnomusicology, Vacouver, B. C., 7-10 November, 1985.
"The Compagnia dei Musici di Roma, 1584-1604." 46th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Minneapolis, 6-9 November, 1980. Xth Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, 13-16 August, 1982.
"Fourteenth-Century English Sacred Music, Sources and Problems in Research." Oxford University, Research Seminar, Faculty of Music, May, 1982. (Invited Paper) University of London, King's College, Faculty of Music, Research Symposium, April, 1982. (Invited Paper) Royal Holloway College, University of London, Visiting Scholars Program, April, 1982. (Invited Paper)
"Tonality and Modality in Fourteenth-Century English Discant." VIIIth Annual Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Music, University of London, London, 1-4 August, 1980.
"English Discant, New Sources and Old Questions." 45th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, New York, 1-4 November, 1979.
"The Spanish Origins of California Mission Music." Third Symposium of the International Musicological Society, Adelaide, 23-30 September, 1979.
"A Solemn Roman Mass." [Film Presentation] 44th Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Minneapolis, 19-22 October, 1978.
"Spanish Music in California, 1769-1840, A Reassessment." 12th Congress of the International Musicological Society, Berkeley, 21-27 August, 1977.
"Sacred Music in California's Spanish Missions." [Collegium Musicum Concert] 42nd Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, 5 November, 1976, Washington, D. C. (Refereed Audition Tape Recording)
"The Transmission of Plainsong to the Mission of Alta California." 41st Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, 30 October-2 November, 1975, Los Angeles.