Cat Slowik is a PhD candidate in music history. Before coming to Yale, she earned a BA in art history and anthropology at Columbia University. Her dissertation, “Audile Techniques in Early Modern England,” considers forms of technical listening that emerged around English cantus firmus instrumental music in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Cat co-convenes Yale’s Sound Studies Working Group and co-founded the Yale Music Gender Equity Initiative in 2018. In 2019, Cat developed and co-taught an undergraduate seminar on “Audile Technique” with Brian Kane through the CTL’s Associates in Teaching program. In 2020, she received a Teaching Innovation Program grant from the CTL to develop a set of pedagogical materials that help instructors teach equitable citation practices. As a cellist and viol player, Cat directs the Yale Consort of Viols and performs regularly as a member of the Smithsonian Consort of Viols, the Elm City Consort, and the Yale Baroque Opera Project.