Andrew Talle studied at Northwestern from 1990-1995, earning a bachelor’s degree in cello performance as a student of Hans Jørgen Jensen, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistics. From 1995-2003, he was a PhD student at Harvard University, earning master’s and doctoral degrees in musicology. Dr. Talle spent one year lecturing at Harvard before moving to Baltimore in 2004 to join the musicology faculty at the Peabody Conservatory. In 2011, he was named a Gilman Scholar of the Johns Hopkins University, a distinction reserved for fewer than 20 faculty members across all nine divisions.
Dr. Talle’s research focuses on musical culture in the time of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). He has published articles in the Bach Jahrbuch, the Cöthener Bach-Hefte, and Mitteilungen des Leipziger Geschichtsvereins, among others. He is the editor of a collection of essays by leading scholars entitled Bach and His German Contemporaries published by the University of Illinois Press. The same publisher recently produced his monograph, Beyond Bach: Music and Everyday Life in the Eighteenth Century. Dr. Talle’s current projects include a book about popular music in Bach’s time and a collection of accounts of the city of Leipzig written by eighteenth-century travelers.