Jonathan Gibson specializes in music of the Baroque era, primarily the music of late seventeenth-century France. His research interests include musical aesthetics and criticism, performance practice, and the relationships between music and rhetoric. His recent publications appear in the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, Journal of Musicology, and in the book Fiori musicali: Liber amicorum Alexander Silbiger. Jon is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in music history, the pedagogy of music history and music appreciation, ethnomusicology, and historical performance practice at James Madison University. He also founded and directs the University’s early music ensembles, including Madison Baroque and the Valley Collegium Musicum. Jon himself plays viola da gamba, as well as Renaissance and Baroque recorders.