Dr. Michael Vincent’s research unites two strands of recent musicological inquiry: transnationalism and historiography of the Enlightenment. Areas of musical interest include harmony as an emblem for modernity, form and ideology, postcolonialism, and aural topoi of urban and rural cultures. He focuses on cosmopolitanism and regional dances in Luigi Boccherini’s chamber music, drawing upon data collected from original manuscript studies. Michael received several 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 an idiosyncratic structure in Boccherini’s music, which he termed the “static harmonic module,” was the subject of a book chapter in the international publication Boccherini Studies (2017). He is expanding his award-winning conference presentation “Goya, Boccherini, and Majismo in Enlightenment Madrid” for an article in a peer reviewed journal. He maintains an international research profile, presenting at musicological and interdisciplinary conferences in the United States, Canada, and Italy.
He has previously taught at Bowling Green State University, Santa Fe College, and Owens Community College. At the University of Florida, he teaches the Seminar in Classical Music focusing on postmodernism, Seminar in Baroque Music focusing on keyboard repertoire in the long seventeenth century, Introduction to Musicology, the music history survey from baroque to classical, and general education courses.