- A.B., Princeton
- M.M. and A.Mus.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
Before coming to the College of William and Mary, Professor Armstrong held faculty appointments at Mount Holyoke College, Vassar College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests range from eighteenth-century Viennese sacred music to historically-informed performance. At present he is compiling a thematic catalogue of the complete Esterhazy sacred music collection, which is housed today partly in Eisenstadt, Austria and partly in Budapest, Hungary. Recent publications include a seminal article on music at the court of Nicolaus II Esterhazy, which appeared in connection with an exhibition in Compiegne, France (2007) devoted to Nicolaus as a patron of the arts in Europe. In 2009 Professor Armstrong contributed an article to the catalogue of the international bicentennial exhibition in Eisenstadt, Austria commemorating the death of Joseph Haydn. Professor Armstrong is active as both a clinician and adjudicator.