Associate Professor of Music

Department: Music


Office: Bixler 236
Phone: 207-859-5675
Fax: 207-859-5635

Mailing Address

5670 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8856

Office Hours: Tuesdays (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)


Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997
M.A., University of Minnesota, 1992
B.M., Mankato State University, 1986

 Areas of Expertise

  • Renaissance Music
  • Performance Practice
  • Improvisation
  • Spain
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Rhetoric

Professional Information

Todd Borgerding holds degrees in musicology from the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan, and returned to Colby in 2008 after being away for nearly a decade. A Renaissance specialist with a focus on music of the Iberian world, his books and articles address issues of religion, sexuality and rhetoric. He is editor of Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music (Routledge), and his articles appear in such journals as Musical Quarterly and, more recently, the collection Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth (Wesleyan). His latest book, The Motet, Rhetoric and Religion in Renaissance Spain is forthcoming from the University of Rochester Press.

In addition to teaching courses in music history, Professor Borgerding directs the Collegium Chamber Singers and Players, the early music ensemble at Colby.

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU093 C Applied Music: Ensemble, Noncredit (Collegium Musicum)
MU181 B Music Theory I
MU193 C Applied Music: Ensemble, Credit (Collegium Musicum)
MU241 A Music History I: Middle Ages to the Early Baroque Period