Mackenzie, Barbara Dobbs
- Claire Brook
(b New York City, April 28, 1960). American editor, administrator, and musicologist. She studied at Dickinson College (BA 1982) and the University of Michigan (MA 1986, PhD 1993), with a dissertation on comic opera’s dissemination in Italy in the 1740s. She began working for Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) in 1993, becoming a supervising editor and then managing editor in 1994, charged primarily with bringing RILM’s financial affairs in order. In 1996 she became editor in chief. Under Mackenzie’s direction, RILM has flourished, maintaining its position as the discipline’s most respected music-bibliographic database, now published principally online.
In 1999 Mackenzie took on an additional responsibility as director of the Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation, CUNY, a scholarly facility that promotes and provides a setting for wide-ranging research and documentation activities in music. Its projects include RILM, the Research Center for Music Iconography, Music in Gotham: The New York Scene, ...