is a musicologist specializing in Renaissance sacred music.
He received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.A. and
Ph.D. from Stanford University, with a dissertation on the
sixteenth-century Spanish Magnificat. Prior to joining the
University of Montevallo faculty, he taught at California State
University-East Bay, the University of San Francisco, the University
of California-Davis and Stanford.
Dr. Sargent’s research interests include Magnificats and other
sacred repertory of sixteenth-century Spain and England, the
Renaissance L'homme armé tradition, modern English cathedral music
and intersections between music and religion. His articles and
reviews appear in Early Music History, Fontes Artis Musicae and
Sacred Music, as well as several edited collections on music in
Spain and Germany. He has presented at local and national meetings
of the American Musicological Society as well as the
Medieval-Renaissance Conference, the International Congress on
Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, the Renaissance Society of America
and the Conference on Music in Nineteenth-Century Britain. His
research has been supported by grants from the Fulbright Program,
the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the A.A. Heckman Fund. As a
public lecturer he has given talks for San Francisco Opera and the
San Francisco Early Music Society, among other organizations.
Also active as a professional conductor and choral singer, Dr.
Sargent has directed early music ensembles at Stanford and
throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed and recorded
with premier choral ensembles in wide-ranging repertory, from early
music to new music.