Elaine Stratton Hild works as a music historian with Corpus monodicum, a long-term research project housed at the Universität Würzburg (Germany). She recently edited Tropen zu den Antiphonen der Messe aus Quellen französischer Herkunft, which presents proper trope repertories for the liturgy of the Mass, as they appear in twelfth- to fourteenth-century manuscripts from northern France. She is currently preparing a volume of 'liturgical dramas': the representational rites and religious plays sung on Christmas, Epiphany, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday.
Dr. Hild has presented her work on medieval chant and notation at universities in North America and Europe, including Cambridge, Dublin, Stockholm, and Weimar. Her research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Foundation and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).
In 2018, a residential fellowship at the University of Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study provided Dr. Hild with the opportunity to begin research into the medieval chants sung at the bedsides of the sick and dying.
Prior to her engagement with music history, Dr. Hild graduated with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a degree in viola performance. An advocate for community outreach, she performed not only in orchestras and chamber music groups, but also in hospitals, nursing facilities, and hospices.