Institute of Mediaeval Music

Photograph courtesy of Wilfrid Laurier University Archives.

The Institute of Mediaeval Music is a small Canadian press devoted to publishing academic books about all aspects of music in the Middle Ages. Series include “Publications of MediƦval Musical Manuscripts,” “Musical Theorists in Translation,” “Collected Works,” and “Musicological Studies.” The simple, distinctive hardbound covers identify each series by colour: black, red, blue, and green, respectively.

Founded by Prof. Luther Dittmer in 1954, the Institute of Mediaeval Music was directed by Dr. Bryan Gillingham from 1985 to 2016, first in Ottawa, ON and after 2011 in Lions Bay, BC. In 2016—17, operations were transferred to Dr. Debra Lacoste, and the Institute has now moved back to Ontario.

The earliest volumes produced by Prof. Dittmer are now being distributed through the American Institute of Musicology. The approximately 200 books published by Dr. Bryan Gillingham over his three decades as Director are available in the current IMM list on this website. For details of print status and pricing, please consult the appropriate Series pages.

Dr. Debra Lacoste,
IMM Director and General Editor