- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Universita degli Studi di Pavia, 1996
- B.A/M.A., Bachelor/Master of Arts, Universita degli studi di Bologna, 1991
Medievalist Giuliano Di Bacco is assistant professor of music in musicology and director of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
He works on polyphonic repertories and treatises of music theory of the thirteenth through fifteenth centuries in Italy and France. His research deals with manuscripts and textual criticism, archival studies, and biographies, especially focusing on the musical chapels of the popes of the Great Schism, and the Ars nova in Italy and France.
His dissertation on the tradition of the treatises attributed to French theorist Johannes de Muris (Bologna, 1996) won the Latina Prize for Historical Musicology, and a revision was published under the title De Muris e gli altri by Libreria Musicale Italiana, Lucca (2001). He also contributed to an international census of manuscripts of music theory up to 1500 and to projects in the digital humanities.
Prior to being appointed director of the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, Di Bacco was a fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, then worked in Italy and the U.K., at the Universities of Bologna, Cambridge, and Exeter.