Michael Scott Cuthbert, Associate Professor of Music and Faculty Director of Digital Humanities (AB, Ph. D. ’06, Harvard University) is a musicologist who has worked extensively on music of the fourteenth-century, computational musicology, and digital humanities. Cuthbert’s current book project, Ars Mutandi, covers sacred music in Italy during the Black Death and Great Schism.
Cuthbert’s research lab has produced “music21,” an open-source toolkit for computer-aided musical analysis, which has an installed user base in the tens of thousands. He directs MIT’s programs in Digital Humanities, which creates code to educate and solve problems across disciplines. Myke also researches and publishes on John Zorn, African rhythm, minimalism, disability, and music and emotion. Cuthbert's awards include the Rome Prize in Medieval Studies, the Villa I Tatti Fellowship in Italian Renaissance Studies, and a Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University.