Heather Josselyn-Cranson

Associate Professor of Music and Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair of Music

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Master’s in Sacred Music, Boston University School of Theology

Doctorate in Theology in Liturgy and Liturgical Music, Boston University School of Theology


Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson, OSL, is the Sister Margaret William McCarthy Endowed Chair in Music at Regis. Josselyn-Cranson teaches in the fields of music and religion, including classes on the New Testament, spiritual autobiographies, music and health, and ethnomusicology. She also directs the Regis Chamber Singers and co-directs the Regis Glee Singers. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of music and worship, both in modern-day Emerging Church contexts as well as in the medieval monastic context of the Order of Sempringham.


“Hymnody of the Western Religious Orders.” To be published in A Legacy of Hymnists: Historical and Theological Introductions, ed. Benjamin K. Forrest, Mark A. Lamport, and Vernon M. Whaley. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock. Expected publication in 2018.

The Reason Why We Sing: Function and Congregational Song in Different Musical Traditions. Ashland, TN: OSL Publications. 2016.

“’Messy Vitality’: The Diverse Musical Canon of a West-Coast Emerging Congregation.” Published in Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Faith: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Emerging Church Movement, eds. Michael Clawson and April Stace. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2016.

“Searching for the Source: Exploring the Authorship of Some Gilbertine Liturgical Texts.” Published in Questions Liturgiques, vol. 96, #3-4, 2015.

For All the Saints: A Calendar of Commemorations, 2nd ed. Ashland, TN: OSL Publications. 2013.

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