Cat Slowik (2015) is a PhD student in music history. She completed her undergraduate work at Columbia and the Freie Universität in Berlin, graduating from Columbia with a B.A. in Art History and Anthropology in 2012. Her research interests include techne, organology, baroque notations, performance practice and its history, and the music/language metaphor. An active cellist and violist da gamba in New Haven and beyond, she performs regularly with the Yale Baroque Opera Project and Collegium Musicum and directs the Yale Consort of Viols.