Manuel Pedro Ferreira (1959-) studied Music and Philosophy in Lisbon and earned his Ph.D from Princeton University, where he wrote a dissertation on Gregorian chant at Cluny. He is a Professor at the NOVA, Lisbon, where he also chairs, since 2005, the Centre for the Study of the Sociology and Aesthetics of Music (CESEM). He held a guest professorship at EPHE, Paris-Sorbonne (2004-2005) and was Visiting Research Fellow at IIAS, Jerusalem (2016). In 1995 he founded the early music ensemble Vozes Alfonsinas, with which he produces himself in concerts and recordings. He published a large number of papers, both on medieval music and on other topics, namely twentieth-century Portuguese music. He has been additionally active as a music critic, a composer and a poet. He is a member of the Academia Europaea (since 2010) and Director-at-large of the International Musicological Society (since 2012).