Music Professor Dr. K. Dawn Grapes contributes to new book about composer William Byrd

Dr. K. Dawn Grapes, Colorado State University associate professor of music, had a book chapter published in Byrd Studies in the Twenty-First Century in Jan. 2024.

The book, published by Clemson University Press in association with Liverpool University Press and categorized as studies in British musical culture, "marks 400 years since the death of English renaissance composer, William Byrd. Byrd's rich musical oeuvre and storied career have long captured the attention of audiences and scholars alike. This all-new collected edition marks his anniversary with thirteen brand-new essays from leading scholars on Byrd's musical life and legacy." (

In 2022, Grapes presented a paper at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Gordon Jacob's "William Byrd Suite."