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Robin A. Leaver

General Editor, Yale Journal of Music & Religion

Robin A. Leaver, the General Editor of the Yale Journal of Music & Religion, is visiting honorary professor at Queen’s University, Belfast, visiting professor at Yale University, and emeritus professor of sacred music at Westminster Choir College of Rider University. He has also taught liturgical studies at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and music history at the Juilliard School, New York City. He studied theology at Trinity College, Bristol, England, and holds a doctorate from the Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen, the Netherlands. Dr. Leaver is a past president of both the Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie and the American Bach Society. He is the author of numerous books, articles. and entries in reference works in the cross-disciplinary areas of liturgy, church music, theology, and hymnology, published on four continents, with significant contributions to Luther, Schütz, and Bach studies. His latest publications include Luther’s Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications (Eerdmans, 2007); Exploring Bach’s B Minor Mass (Cambridge, 2013), which he co-edited with Yo Tomita and Jan Smaczny; articles in the Bach-Jahrbuch (2013); and is the editor the forthcoming Routledge Research Companion to Johann Sebastian Bach. He is also engaged in various projects concerning the connections between music and theology.