Robin A. Leaver
Professor Leaver is internationally recognized as a hymnologist, musicologist, liturgical expert, Bach scholar, and Reformation specialist, who has authored numerous books and articles in the cross-disciplinary areas of liturgy, church music, theology, and hymnology, A primary area of Professor Leaver’s research is Lutheran church music in which he has made significant contributions to Luther, Schütz, Bach, Brahms, and other studies. A festschrift was recently published in his honor, Theology and Music: Essays in Honor of Robin A Leaver, edited by Daniel Zager (Scarecrow Press); his major study, Luther’s Liturgical Music: Principles and Implications (Eerdmans) was published in 2007; and his latest book is A Communion Sunday in Scotland ca. 1780: Liturgies and Sermons. Current research involves several projects of Bach studies.
Professor Leaver has taught at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, Drew University, Madison, and is currently visiting professor at the Juilliard School, New York City, and at Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. His honors include: Winston Churchill Fellow, Honorary Member of the Riemenschneider Bach Institute, and Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music. He is a past president of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Hymnologie and of the American Bach Society.
D. theol., Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands.
Updated July 2011