Renée Vulto studied Musicology at the universities of Amsterdam (BA, UvA) and Utrecht (RMA, UU) and is currently working as a doctoral researcher (BOF) at the Department of Literary Studies at Ghent University. Her research project Singing Communities aims to examine to what extent the imagined communities of political songs became real embodied communities through the performance of these songs, and how such processes contributed to the development of a Dutch national identity in an age of significant cultural and political turmoil (1775-1825). She is a member the research groups GEMS, CEL19 and THALIA and affiliated with the Huizinga Instituut.
Renée also regularly writes program notes and concertreviews, and has given pre-concert talks for various concerts. Furthermore, she is a conducting the independent research project Beyond the Concert Hall about the musical experience at alternative concert situations from an interdisiplinary perspective in which she combines historiographic, cognitive, sociological and psychological approaches.