Todd E. Sullivan


Member, Commission on Accreditation
Elected November 2019, term ends November 2022

Todd E. Sullivan is Director of the School of Music and Professor of Musicology at Northern Arizona University (NAU). Before joining the NAU School of Music in 2006, he taught at Indiana State University (where he also served as Chairman of the Department of Music), Northwestern University, and DePaul University.

His publications and paper presentations reflect a variety of research areas: Renaissance music, opera, French Baroque dance, American popular music, and liturgy. Professor Sullivan has presented papers at meetings of the College Music Society, National Association of Schools of Music, and American Musicological Society, and at the Second International Conference of the Cyprus Musicological Society. He is an internationally published program annotator, having contributed articles to major organizations in the United States (Ravinia Festival, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lincoln Center, Boston Early Music Festival, among others), Canada, Australia, and Spain. Annually, he authors several hundred annotations, liner notes, and educational/outreach materials. He remains active as an early-music performer, choral conductor, and church musician. Professor Sullivan has held advisory positions on a number of boards and arts councils in Arizona and Indiana. At a national level, he has served the College Music Society as Board Member for Musicology, general editor of CMS Books and Monographs, and member of the Nominations Committee, Committee on Academic Leadership and Administration, and Program Committee for the 2016 National Meeting.

Professor Sullivan has served NASM as member and Chair of the Committee on Ethics.

He holds Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology and Master of Music in Music History and Literature degrees from Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Denison University.

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Posted December 2019