Colleen Baade, PhD

Colleen Baade, Ph.D.

Resident Assistant Professor

Hitchcock 110-D
Modern Languages & Literatures 
Creighton. University 
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska 68178

Phone (402) 280-3701
Fax     (402) 280-3703


  • PhD, Duke University
  • MA, Duke University
  • MM, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • MA, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Courses Taught

  • Beginning Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish
  • Spanish Composition
  • Spanish Conversation
  • Civilization and Culture of Spain
  • Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • Survey of Peninsular Literature
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music of the Baroque
  • Popular Music of Spain and Latin America

Areas of Academic Interests

  • Nuns’ music and nuns as musicians in Early Modern Spain
  • Early Modern women writers; women in Early Modern literature
  • Popular music and popular culture of Spain and Latin America

Recent Academic Activity

  • “Two Centuries of Nun Musicians in Spain’s Imperial City." TRANS-Revista Transcultural de Música/Transcultural Music Review 15 (2011). (online
  • "Sacred Music: Convents and Monasteries", in Lexikon of the Hispanic Baroque: Technologies of a Transatlantic Cultural Transfer, eds. Kenneth Mills and Evonne Levy (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming).
  • “Nun Musicians as Teachers and Students in Early Modern Spain,” in Music Education in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, eds. Susan Forscher Weiss, Russell J Murray & Cynthia E. Cyrus (Indiana University Press, 2010).
  • “Music and Misgiving:  Attitudes towards Nuns’ Music in Early Modern Spain,” in Female Monasticism in Early Modern Europe, ed. Cordula van Wyhe (Ashgate Press, 2008).
  • “Class and Identity in the Cloister: Remunerated Nun Musicians in Early Modern Toledo,” 122nd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, Washington, D.C., 3-6 January 2008.
  • Workshop co-facilitator, “Singing Wounds: Reading Violence in Mystical Poetry, Music, and Graphics”, and “Gendering Childhood Education in Early Modern Europe,” Attending to Early Modern Women, University of Maryland, 9-11 November 2006.
  • “‘Hired’ Nun Musicians in Early Modern Castile,” in Musical Voices of Early Modern Women: Many-headed Melodies, ed. Thomasin Lamay (Ashgate Press, 2005).

Grants, Honors and Academic Workshops

  • Various grants from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports and United States Universities and the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Grant from the Janet Levy Fund for Independent Scholars.
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, “A Literature of Their Own?  Women Writing—Venice, London, Madrid, Paris—1550-1700,” Chapel Hill, NC.
  • Newberry Library Summer Institute in Spanish and Hispanic-American Archival Sciences (paleography), Newberry Library, Center for Renaissance Studies, Chicago.
  • Aston Magna Academy, Rutgers University, “Cultural Cross-Currents:  Spain and Latin America, ca. 1550 – 1570.”
  • Fulbright-Hays Grant for specialized study in sixteenth and seventeenth-century keyboard music of Spain, Portugal and Italy with Professor José Luis González Uriol, Conservatorio de Música, Saragossa, Spain.