Faith Lanam

Ph.D. Candidate
Teaching Fellow
Email: 
flanam@ucsc.edu

Faith is a musicologist, performer, and pedagogue whose research focuses on the music and women of El Colegio de San Miguel de Belem, Mexico’s first female music conservatory. She has collected and edited numerous musical manuscripts, performance scores, partbooks, and archival documents from el Archivo Historico del Colegio de San Ignacio de Loyola, Vizcaínas in Mexico City. Drawing on secondary sources in historical musicology, music education, and studies in colonialism and gender, Faith’s research increases our understanding of historically underrepresented foci in musicology, specifically eighteenth-century music pedagogy and the professional training of female musicians, situated within the greater context of the musical and social life of colonial Mexico City. Faith serves as the organist at Saint Ann Chapel in Palo Alto, California.

Grad Student
Research Interests: 

Music of Mexico City in the 17th through 19th Centuries

Female Musicians of the Baroque and Early Classical Periods

18th- and 19th-Century Music Pedagogy

Editing Early Music

Liturgical Organ Performance Practice

Education and Training: 
MM in Musicology, University of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
BM in Music Education and Percussion Performance, Conservatory of Music, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio
Selected Publications: 

“The Folías of Santiago de Murcia: Performance and Pedagogical Opportunities for All Guitarists,” Soundboard 41 (2015): 18-22.

Selected Performances: 

Organist, Saint Ann Chapel, Palo Alto, California (2013-present)

 

Santa Cruz Baroque Festival (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

 

April in Santa Cruz (2012)

 

Presentation-performance: "The Transcription and Performance of Baroque Chitarrone Literature on Marimba," University of Leeds (2010)

 

Solo Recital: "Transcriptions for Marimba: transcriptions and arrangements for marimba by Faith Lanam" University of Leeds (2010)

 

Dual Recital with tenor Joshua Lanam, Pickerington, Ohio (2009)

 

Senior Percussion Recital, Conservatory of Music, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio (2007)

 

Junior Percusion Recital, Conservatory of Music, Capital University, Columbus, Ohio (2006)

Selected Recordings: 

Ittai Rosenbaum. “Six Poems by Sylvia Plath:  I. Aquatic Nocturne.” Performed by Joshua Lanam and Faith Lanam. 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZz5xG1-zDc


Ittai Rosenbaum. “Six Poems by Sylvia Plath:  II. The Couriers.” Performed by Joshua Lanam and Faith Lanam. 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS8DPYuMr9E


Ittai Rosenbaum. “Six Poems by Sylvia Plath:  III. Polly’s Tree.” Performed by Joshua Lanam and Faith Lanam. 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGaLAG5eWMc


Ittai Rosenbaum. “Six Poems by Sylvia Plath:  IV. Barren” Performed by Joshua Lanam and Faith Lanam. 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQugp8ujrs


Joshua Spitsbergen. “Insurmountable Wanderings." Performed by Aiden McKee and Faith Lanam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxkgrK7m3jE

Selected Presentations: 

"Mothers, Sisters, Niñas, and Nuns: The Professional Training of Young Female Musicians of Colonial Mexico," Convention of the American Musicological Soceity, Vancouver, 2016

Teaching Interests: 

Music History

Music of Mexico, 1500-1900 

Women in Early Music

Music Pedagogy

Keyboard and Percussion Performance

Liturgical Music

Music and Politics of England, 1300-1900

Honors and Awards: 

Teaching Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz (2014-2017)

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, University of California, Santa Cruz (2011-2013)

Herbert Thompson International Scholarship Competition Winner, University of Leeds, England (2009)

Phone: 
x2292 (message)
Office Hours: 

By appointment only