Kate Helsen

Part-Time Membership
kate.helsen [at] uwo.ca

About Kate

Before teaching music history at Western University, Kate held a two-year post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) at the University of Toronto, researching musical notation in the 12th and 13th centuries. Her doctoral research focused on Gregorian chant transmission, orally and through the earliest notated books. She has published articles in Plainsong and Medieval Music, Acta Musicologica, the Journal of the Alamire Foundation, SPECTRUM, and Early Music.

She has been a researcher with many medieval musicological projects around the world including Portugal, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, as well as here at home in Canada. Usually her role focuses on connecting the musicological 'dots' with the technological tools now available to researchers in the Humanities. She sings professionally with the Tafelmusik Chamber Choir, in Toronto, and has led several musical groups at Western University and around London, Ont.