Br. John Glasenapp, OSB

  • Department History
  • Title Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music
    and Medieval Studies


  • PhD, MPhil, MA (Columbia University, 2020)
  • MA (Fordham University, 2013)
  • MA (Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, 2010)
  • BM (DePaul University, 2001) BA (DePaul University, 2001)


Br. John Glasenapp professed solemn vows as a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in 2010 where he is also currently the founding director of the Saint Meinrad Institute for Sacred Music. He teaches Medieval Church History as well as courses in music history and medieval religious culture that have included Chant of the Roman Church, Hildegard’s Musical Cosmos, and Catholicism and the Musical Avant-Garde.

His article, “Nuns, Cistercian Chant and Observant Reform in the Southern Low Countries,” appeared in Women and Monastic Reform in the Medieval West, c. 900 – 1500: Debating Identities, Creating Communities published by Boydell & Brewer in 2023. He has spoken at numerous academic conferences in the U.S. and Europe, including those of the American Musicological Society, the International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds, U.K.), and the Cantus Planus study group of the International Musicological Society. His doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright award to Belgium and by the Alliance-Council for European Studies. His research focuses on Cistercian chant, gender, musical authority and reform, manuscript studies, and networks of exchange between religious communities.