Dr. Michael Vincent’s research unites two strands of recent musicological inquiry: genre studies and historiography of the Enlightenment. His scholarship centers on eighteenth-century music from Mozart's generation, with inquiries extending to baroque dance forms and nineteenth-century reception. He focuses on regional dances in Luigi Boccherini’s chamber music, drawing upon data collected from original manuscript studies. He explores how Boccherini's migrant status interfaced with his music, career, and biographical tradition. Methodologies include cultural studies, postcolonialism, historical ethnography, transnationalism, and music-analytical traditions from America and Europe. He received fellowships to support his research at the University of Florida, including the Tedder Family Doctoral Fellowship from The Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere; a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for European Studies; the Graduate School Fellowship Program; and the Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award.
Dr. Vincent’s work on structural analysis of Boccherini's music was the subject of a book chapter in Boccherini Studies (2017). His forthcoming publications include an article showing how prejudice against Spain has affected historiographies of eighteenth-century music and an article about the provençal genre. He is expanding his award-winning presentation “Goya, Boccherini, and Majismo in Enlightenment Madrid” for an article in a peer reviewed journal. He presents his research at national and international conferences. He is the editor of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter and serves on the board of the organization.
He has taught at Bowling Green State University, Santa Fe College, and Owens Community College. At the University of Florida, he has taught the Seminar in Classical Music focusing on postmodernism, Seminar in Baroque Music focusing on performance practice issues, History of Opera, Introduction to Musicology, the music history survey from baroque to classical, and general education courses.