Benjamin Ory is a Ph.D. candidate in musicology at Stanford University and a 2021–22 Stanford Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellow. His dissertation, which has been supported by a DAAD Research Grant, examines the origins of mid sixteenth-century musical style and its twentieth-century reception under National Socialism in Germany and during the post-war period. Ben’s historiographical research was recently recognized by the 2021 AMS NorCal Award in Musicology.
Benjamin is currently editing a volume of motets for the Adrian Willaert collected works edition (American Institute of Musicology, forthcoming 2022). He was a 2020–21 Stanford CESTA Digital Humanities Graduate Fellow, developing The 1520s Project (launch: summer 2022), a digital-humanities resource that for the first time makes the music of the generation between Josquin (d. 1521) and Palestrina (d. 1594) accessible to a wide audience.
Benjamin holds an A.B. in music from Harvard University and studied music theory at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany.
For more information, please visit benjaminory.com