Blackburn, Bonnie J(ean)
- Paula Morgan
(b Albany, NY, July 15, 1939). American musicologist. She graduated from Wellesley College (BA 1961) and studied with Edward Lowinsky and Howard Mayer Brown at the University of Chicago (MA 1963, PhD 1970). She was a lecturer at the School of Music, Northwestern University (1987) and served as a visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago (1986) and SUNY, Buffalo (1989–90). In 1990 she moved to Oxford and became a freelance editor; in 1993 she became general editor of the series Monuments of Renaissance Music.
Blackburn studies 15th- and 16th-century music and music theory, with a special interest in lost sources. Her dissertation on the Lupus problem was followed by an article on the subject and the edition of Johannes Lupi’s works. She has researched both written and musical documents, and she frequently collaborated as author and editor of these sources with her husband, Lowinsky; some of these publications appeared after his death in ...