Emma Dillon

Professor of Music, King’s College London



Bio: Emma Dillon studied music at Oxford as an undergraduate (1989-1992), went on to completed a DPhil in 1998, and was also the recipient of a Junior Research Fellowship. She worked as a Lecturer in Music at the University of Bristol (1998-2000). In 2000 she moved to the United States and joined the Music Department at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked until 2012 first as an Assistant Professor and later as a Full Professor, and where she also served as Chair of the Department. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, a Member and Visitor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (School of Historical Studies) in Princeton, and a Visiting Scholar at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She joined the Music Department at King’s in 2013, and is also an active member of the Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies.

Selected Publications

  • The Sense of Sound: Musical Meaning in France, 1260-1330 (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Medieval Music-Making and the Roman de Fauvel (Cambridge University Press, 2002), (Paperback edition, 2008).
  • ‘Musicology on the edge: reflections on medieval borders’, contribution to Colloquy: Musicology Beyond Borders?, Tamara Levitz, Convenor, Journal of the American Musicology Society, 65 (2012).