Yvonne Kendall

Yvonne Kendall is an internationally published scholar in the history and performance practice of early modern dance and its music. Her work has appeared in Grove Music Online, Encyclopedia of Dance, Music and Letters, Early Music America, and in her first book, The Music of Arbeau's Orchesographie. After earning a doctorate from Stanford University, where she participated in Renaissance and Baroque dance, as well as avant-garde music, her post-doctoral fellowship at Chapel Hill included performances at the historical Playmakers Theatre. In Houston, where she spent much of her career, she performed with and choreographed an opera for Ars Lyrica, supervised the first pre-concert lecture series of Bach Society Houston, and wrote scripts for performances at the Houston Museum of Arts. Her work in founding the renaissance ensemble Collegium Mysterium, was recognized in the Houston Chronicle. Currently she has earned an MFA in non-fiction writing and literary translation from Columbia and now teaches music and English composition in Tennessee, performing with ensembles like Music City Baroque and Cumberland Wind Quintet, while caring for her elderly parents.