Timothy McGee was Director of the Historical Performance Ensembles and taught courses in music history at the Faculty of Music from 1973 until his retirement in 2002. His research areas are performance practices from 900 to 1800, and Canadian music.
His books include: Improvisation in The Arts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (2003); The Sound of Medieval Song: Vocal Style and Ornamentation According to the Theorists (1998); Singing Early Music: The Pronunciation of European Languages in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance (1996); Taking a Stand: Essays in Honour of John Beckwith (1995); Medieval Instrumental Dances (1989); Medieval and Renaissance Music: A Performer's Guide (1985); and The Music of Canada (1985).
Major articles are published in Early Music; Imago Musicae;International Journal of Canadian Studies; JAMS; Journal of Musicology; Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England; Performance Practice Review; Renaissance Drama; Studi Musicali; Speculum; and Sixteenth-Century Journal.
He is currently completing a book about the civic musicians of Florence during the Late Middle Ages.