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Jean-Jacques Nattiez ( OC CQ FRSC French: ; born December 30, 1945, [natje] Amiens, France) is a musical semiologist or semiotician and professor of musicology at the Université de Montréal. He studied  semiology with Georges Mounin and Jean Molino and music semiology (doctoral) with Nicolas Ruwet.
He is a noted specialist on the writings of the
composer and conductor Pierre Boulez. 
In 1990, he was made a Member of the
Order of Canada. In 2001, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec.  
Awards 1988, Dent Medal of the
Royal Musical Association  1989, Prix André-Laurendeau pour les sciences humaines from the Association canadienne française pour l'avancement des sciences
Molson Prize from the Canada Council   1994, prix Léon-Gérin pour les sciences sociales du
Gouvernement du Québec  1996,
Fumio Koizumi Prize for Ethnomusicology, Tokyo, Japan 2004, the
Killam Prize by the Canada Council for the Arts  In 2011, he was promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to the development of musicology as a researcher, professor and specialist of music semiotics". 
Proust as Musician. Translated by Derrick Puffett. Cambridge, 1989.
Music and Discourse: Toward a Semiology of Music ( Musicologie générale et sémiologue, 1987). Translated by Carolyn Abbate (1990). ISBN 0-691-02714-5. Wagner Androgyne; A Study in Interpretation. Translated by Stewart Spencer. Princeton University Press, 1993. ISBN 0-691-04832-0 (pbk.).
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Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (May 26, 2010). "SSHRC - Jean-Jacques Nattiez". Ottawa: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council . Retrieved 2010.
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Vachon, Jean-Pascal. "Nattiez, Jean-Jacques". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Ottawa: Historica Foundation. Archived from the original on May 23, 2011 . Retrieved 2010.
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Canada Council for the Arts (May 3, 2004). "James Arthur, Will Kymlicka, Jean-Jacques Nattiez, Janet Rossant and R. Kerry Rowe recipients of $100,000 Killam Prizes for 2004". Ottawa: Canada Council for the Arts. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012 . Retrieved 2010.
"Appointments to the Order of Canada".