Dawn Astrid De Rycke received a Diploma in guitar from Rijksmuziekeacademie in Antwerp, Belgium (1985), private study in guitar at Mexico City (1990-92), BM and MM in guitar from Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University (1994, 1997), MM in musicology from Peabody Institute (1997), and is ABD in musicology from University of Chicago.
She taught guitar and chamber music at Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico (1988-1990), guitar at Peabody Preparatory (1997-1999), Inroduction to Western Music at University of Chicago (Fall 2002), and has been an adjunct faculty member at UNT and Collin College (since 2007, since 2012). She received a Fulbright to do research in Seville, Spain in 2004 for her dissertation. She received dissertation assistance from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and U.S. Universities (2003).
She was a teaching fellow at University of Chicago (2000-2003). She has read the following papers: “Colonial Hymnscape: Tune Usage and Liturgical Identity in Mexico City Cathedral, 1530-1800” (annual meeting, American Musicological Society, 2012); “Liturgical Song as Colonial Imagination: Office Hymns in Mexico City Cathedral” (Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium, UNT, 2011); “A Gift of Song: Perisone Cambio’s Four-voice Madrigals and the Hidden Aesthetics of Solo Performance” (Midwest Conference, AMS, 2001). She has published two journal articles: “Invoking Pedro de Escobar: The Persistence of Cananea and the Placing of Tradition” (Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, 2001); “Juan Bermudo: De tañer vihuela” (Journal of the Lute Society of America, 1997).
She has published a book chapter entitled “On Hearing the Courtesan in a Gift of Song: The Venetian Case of Gaspara Stampa” in Martha Feldman and Bonnie Gordon’s The Courtesan’s Arts: Cross Cultural Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2006). She is fluent in Spanish, French and Dutch (reading, speaking), German and Italian (reading).