- Janet Regier
(b New York, Aug 2, 1925). American musicologist and composer. The daughter of pianist Marie Bergersen and (Albert) Ramon Borroff, a tenor who sold carillons by trade, she was raised in a home of extraordinary musical and artistic talent. At the age of 16 she entered the American Conservatory of Music, Chicago (MusB 1946, MusM 1948), where she studied the piano with Louise Robyn and composition with Irwin Fischer. In 1958 she earned a PhD in music history from the University of Michigan. She was a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, in 1972–3 and in 1973 joined the faculty of SUNY-Binghamton, where she taught until her retirement in 1992. Noted for her work in early music, Borroff has also championed American music, women in music and liberal arts in the 20th-century. She is the author of more than 15 books, including the comprehensive ...