Dr. Maria Archetto, The Board Chair
Associate Professor & Director of the Department of Humanities, Oxford College of Emory University
MARIA ARCHETTO has been teaching music history, music appreciation, and art history at Oxford College of Emory University since 1992. Born in Providence, RI, she holds the B.S. degree in Music Education from Rhode Island College (1974), and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Musicology from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester (1979, 1991).
Dr. Archetto has resided and conducted research in Italy as a Fulbright Scholar in Verona and a Delmas Foundation Fellow in Venice. Along with an Oxford colleague, she was awarded a grant from the Emory Fund for Internationalization to develop a new interdisciplinary course on the culture of the Renaissance to be taught in Florence, Italy. As a result of her research on the Renaissance madrigal, she has edited two volumes of madrigals by the sixteenth-century composer Francesco (Garland Press, 1990 and 1991) and has written an article about him for the forthcoming edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
John Mortison, Treasurer & CFO
Past President, The Atlanta Early Music Alliance
CFO, Early Music Network U.S.A.
Producer, Edition Lilac & JLM Records
JOHN MORTISON has been supporter of early music in Atlanta for many years. As a member of the Board of Directors of New Trinity Baroque and its Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, he is intimately involved with NTB's operations, budget management and planning.
Dr. N. Lee Orr, Secretary
Associate Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta
Dr. LEE ORR is an associate professor at Georgia State University. His dual interests in music history and sacred music are demonstrated through his research into American church music of the nineteenth century. Americans during this period heard most of their music in the church, or in choral and organ concerts outside the service by the same composers and in similar styles. But few realize this today.
Orr's work continues to lead the way in this direction, and he has become one of the leading scholars in this field. In 1991 Abingdon Press released his Church Music Handbook. He has also written for American Music, The American Organist, The American Music Research Center Journal, The Tracker and Symposium. His work continues to explore the music of Dudley Buck, the central figure in the establishment of choral and organ music in this country, with an upcoming study: Finding Our Own Voice: Dudley Buck and the Rise of Choral and Organ Music in America.
In addition, Dr. Orr has studied other music of the same period. He and Dr. Lynn Bertrand edited the stage works of John Hill Hewitt, sometimes called the Bard of the Confederacy, for Garland Press. In 1996, Scholars Press at Emory University published his Alfredo Barili and the Rise of Classical Music in Atlanta. Dr. Orr serves on two editorial boards, The 19th-Century Studies Journal and the Organ Historical Society Press.