Eric Rice hat einen Abschluss in Musikwissenschaft, Mittelalter- und Renaissance-Studien an der Columbia University. Als Tenor ist er mit der Capella Alamire in Cambridge, dem Chor der Kirche des Heiligen Ignatius von Antiochien in New York, der Bach-Gesellschaft von der Columbia University und dem Aachener Domchor in Aachen aufgetreten.
Eric Rice ist Direktor des Collegium musicum der Musikabteilung der Universität von Connecticut, USA. Durch verwandtschaftliche Beziehungen mit Aachen verbunden, promovierte er 2002 über „Music and Ritual at Charlemagne’s Marienkirche in Aachen“. Diese Dissertation ist im Merseburger Verlag (EM 1274) erschienen.
Musicologist and conductor Eric Rice is a specialist in the history and performance of music composed before 1750. He is Head of the Music Department at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in music history, notation, and historical performance, and he also serves as a member of the Medieval Studies faculty. He demonstrates the relationship between scholarship and performance as director of the University of Connecticut Collegium Musicum.
In his scholarship, Rice focuses primarily on medieval and Renaissance music of the Western liturgy and its relationship to architecture, politics, and secular music. His articles have appeared in Current Musicology, the Journal of Musicological Research, the Revue de Musicologie, and Viator. He has received fellowships from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to pursue archival research at churches in Germany and France. He is the author of Music and Ritual at Charlemagne’s Marienkirche in Aachen (Merseburger Verlag, 2009) and co-editor of Young Choristers, 650-1700 (Boydell & Brewer, 2008), the first scholarly volume dedicated to the history of professional child singers.
Quelle Text und Bild: University of Connecticut