Dr. Thomas M. Cimarusti, Musicologist

Thomas M. Cimarusti, Ph.D.

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THOMAS M. CIMARUSTI, PH.D.

Bower School of Music  • Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers, FL 33965

(w) 239.590.7581 • (c) 806.474.7447

tcimarusti@fgcu.edu • tomcimarusti.com

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EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2007. Dissertation: The Songs of Luigi Gordigiani (1806-1860): ‘lo Schuberto Italiano’. Advisor: Dr. Douglass Seaton

 

  • Early Music Certificate, Florida State University, 2007. Area: Music of the Moravian Church. Advisor: Dr. Jeffery Kite-Powell

 

  • World Music Certificate, Florida State University, 2002. Area: Folk Music of Southern Italy. Advisor: Dr. Dale Olsen

 

  • Master of Arts in Musicology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1998. Thesis: Ruggero Leoncavallo’s ‘I pagliacci’: a Study in Musical Dramaturgy. Advisor: Dr. Douglas Bush

 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, Brigham Young University, 1992.

 

ACADEMIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor of Musicology, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, 2016-Present

  • Teach undergraduate music history sequence (common practice period through twentieth century) and graduate seminars on special topics

 

  • Teach music appreciation

 

  • Develop and implement online music appreciation course

 

Associate Professor of Musicology (Summer only), John Cabot University (Rome), 2016 - Present

  • Teach special topics music courses including Intro to Italian Opera, Music of Italy, Music of Ancient Rome

 

Associate Professor of Musicology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2008-2016.

  • Teach undergraduate music history sequence (common practice period through twentieth century) and graduate seminars on special topics

 

  • Teach honors courses on popular music and great composers

 

  • Organize/lead summer study abroad courses to Italy

 

  • Supervise thesis and dissertation projects

 

  • Direct student ensemble in rehearsal and performance of world/pop music from various cultures including Argentina, Italy, USA

 

Adjunct Instructor, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2008

  • Teach courses on Women in Music for Honors College

 

Adjunct Instructor, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, 2005-2008

  • Teach courses in Music Appreciation to class sizes averaging 30 students

 

Director, Italian Folk Music Ensemble, Florida State University, 2003-2006

  • Direct student ensemble in rehearsal/performance of folk/popular music of Italy

 

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Readings in Symphonic Literature [Routledge Press; in progress]

 

Articles

  • “‘Good Old Boccherini’: The Reception of Boccherini’s Chamber Music in 19th-Century America.” Boccherini Studies 5 (Summer 2015): 47-61.

 

  • Paisiello, Talleyrand e un’ opera ritrovata: Le astuzie amorose.” In ‘Da Napoli a Napoli’. Musica e musicologia senza confine. Edited by Mauro Amata, et al. Lucca, Italy: Libreria Musicale Italiana, 2014, 121-30.

 

  • The Organ Encyclopedia. Doulgas E. Bush, ed. New York: Routledge Press, 2004. Articles on “Antegnati Family,” “Serassi Family,” “Agati Firm,” “Tamburini Firm,” “Tronci Firm,” “Johann Klemm,” and “Lorenzo da Prato,” 2004.

 

Editions

  • 12 Duets for Soprano and Tenor with Piano Accompaniment by Bonifacio Asioli (1769-1832) [in progress].

 

  • Fourteen Character Pieces for Piano by Two Moravian Women Composers: Louisa (1826-1902) and Lisetta Van Vleck (1830-1914). Edited by Thomas M. Cimarusti. Moravian Music Foundation [accepted for publication, 2014].

 

  • Six Songs for Voice and Orchestra by Johann Friedrich Peter. Edited by Thomas M. Cimarusti. Moravian Music Foundation [accepted for publication, 2014].

 

  • Piano Quartet in F# minor by Ernst von Dohnányi.  Edited by Thomas M. Cimarusti. Vienna: Musikverlag Doblinger, May 2010.

 

Liner/Program Notes

  • Liner Notes, Sonatas for Violin and Cello by Ravel and Kodály performed by Jeffery Lastrapes and Kirsten Yon, Baton Rouge, LA: Centaur Records [accepted for publication, 2015].

 

  • Liner Notes, The Cello Sonatas of Chopin and Rachmaninoff performed by Jeffery Lastrapes. Baton Rouge, LA: Centaur Records, 2011. CD#: CRC3196

 

  • Program Notes, Pas de Duo. Lubbock, TX: Lubbock Christian University, 2010.

 

Reviews

  • Review. Soble, Maxwell, ed. The Complete Works of Francesco Antonio Bonporti. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004. The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography, n.s. 33 and 34 for 2005 and 2006. General Editors Kevin L. Cope and Robert C. Leitz, III. New York: AMS Press, Inc., June 2010.

 

Other

  • English Translations of “Non disperar” and “L’empio, sleale, indegno” from Handel’s Giulio Cesare. Anthology for Hearing Form: Musical Analysis With and Without the Score by Matt Santa. New York: Routledge, 2009.

 

  • “Letters from Budapest: Béla Bartók.” In Perspectives on Ernst von Dohnányi. James Grymes, ed. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2004.

 

  • “Alan Lomax and Diego Carpitella: Documenting Italy’s Traditional Music.” La Gazetta (Italian-American Society Newsletter, January Issue), 2002.

 

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • “The Power of a Puppet: Representations of Female Authority in Pietro Mascagni’s Iris (1898). 6th Annual Conference on Arts and the Humanities, Osaka, Japan, 2-5 April 2015.

 

  • “From Recitals and Matinées to Musicales and Soirées:  Italian Song in Nineteenth-Century European Halls and Salons.” Conference on Recital and Urban Setting in the Nineteenth Century, La Spezia, Italy, 11-13 July 2013 [paper read by Rohan-Stewart McDonald].

 

  •  “An Italian Schubert?: Luigi Gordigiani’s ‘L’Araba’ and the Adaptation of a German Lied.” 5th Annual Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece, 2-5 June 2013.

 

  • “‘Good Old Boccerhini’: The Reception of Luigi Boccherini’s Chamber Music in 19th-Century America.” International Conference on Luigi Boccherini, Lucca, Italy, 1-5 December 2011.

 

  • “Political Rhetoric in 19th-Century Italian Song: a Case Study During the Risorgimento.” International Conference on Romanticism, Lubbock, TX, 11-13 November 2010.

 

  • “Musico-Poetic Devices in the Songs of Luigi Gordigiani (1806:1860): ‘lo schuberto italiano’.” International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, 9-12 January 2010.

 

  • “Case Studies of Three Music Information Acquisition Models: Google Scholar, PRIMO, and Select Subject Specific Bibliographies.” Co-author: David Day. Joint Session: International Musicological Society/International Association of Music Libraries, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5-10 July 2009.

 

  • “A Neapolitan Collection of Paisiello Manuscripts at Brigham Young University.” International Association of Music Libraries, Naples, Italy, 20-25 July 2008.

 

  • “Paisiello’s Le astuzie amorose: a Missing Act Discovered.” Mountain Plains Chapter of the Music Library Association, Provo, Utah, 17 May 2008.

 

  • “Beethoven’s Vier Arietten und ein Duet: Profitable Hopes? . . . or Six Pounds of Bread?” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Southern Chapter, Florida State University, 1 February 2002.

 

  • “Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci: ‘Clowning’ with Numbers.” Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Brigham Young University, 5 April 1995.

  

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Designer/editor, The Weiselberg Collection of Music Manuscripts. Online database of Texas Tech University’s Weiselberg Collection of holographs, photos, and ephemera [forthcoming].

 

  • Secretary/Treasurer, Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, 2013-Present.

 

  • Subtitles operator, TTU Early Music Production of Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo virtutum, Talkington Hall, Lubbock, TX, 4 April 2011.

 

  • Editor, Society for Eighteenth-Century Music Newsletter, 2008-2010.

 

  • Coordinator, “Music as Weapon, Music as Torture,” Virtual Classroom Guest Lecture, Dr. Suzanne Cusick (New York University), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 10 November 2009.

 

  • Coordinator, “Music and War,” Guest Lecturer, Commander/Bandmaster Robert Claggett, 312th Army Band, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 3 September 2009.

 

  • Director and Session Chair, Italian Folk Music Symposium, Tradition and Acculturation: Celebrating the Folk Music of Italy, 31 January - 2 February 2002.

 

  • Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra: Open Ear Project. Developed curriculum for teaching 20th –century music to elementary school children, 2001.

 

  • Assistant Archivist: Pergolesi Research Center, Rosalie Pratt Harp Collection, Primrose Viola Archive, World Harp Congress, Gina Bachauer Piano Competition, Brigham Young University, 1997.

 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

  • “Masterpieces in Western Music: J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor.  Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 5 and 12 April 2014.

 

  • “Exploring World Music Instruments: Argentina, China, Italy, and Peru. Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 22 and 28 February 2013.

 

  •  “Exploring World Music: Italy.” Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 4 September and 1 October 2012.

 

  • “Film as Music(-ology): Immortal Beloved.” Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 22 and 29 March 2013.

 

  • “Film as Music(-ology): Amadeus.” Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 20 and 27 March 2012.

 

  • “How to Listen to Music.” Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 17 and 24 April 2012.

 

  • “Mozart, the Met, and the Legend of Don Juan.” Osher Lifelong Learning Lecture Series, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 13 and 20 October 2011.

 

  • “Introduction to West African Drumming.” Osher Lifelong Learning, University of Utah Continuing Education, Salt Lake City, UT, 2008.

  

Invited Lectures

  • HD Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Series Lecturer, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, 15 January 2014 – Present. [7-8 lectures annually]

 

  • “Documenting Acoustical Properties of World Music Instruments,” Physics Department, Texas Tech University, 2011 –Present. [2 lectures annually]

 

  • “Music in Dante’s Divine Comedy.” Italian Department, Texas Tech University, 26 April 2011.

 

  • “Richard Strauss’s Don Quixote”: Vestiges of Classical Form. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 25 October 2010.

 

  • “Penderecki’s Credo”: Why does it matter?” Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 15 April 2010.

 

  • “Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth: ‘un genere fantastico’.” Utah Opera, Salt Lake City, UT, 14 October 2009.

 

  • “Ernst von Dohnányi’s Piano Quartet in F#-minor.” Jupiter Symphony Orchestra. New York, NY, 17 November 2008.

 

  • Utah Opera Guest Lecturer, “Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly: a Real Cio-Cio San?” Salt Lake City, UT, 10 October 2008.

 

UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Faculty Diversity Development Grant Review Committee, Texas Tech University, 2014 –Present.

 

  • Director/Founder, Annual Summer Tango Music Camp, Texas Tech University, 2013 –Present.

 

  • Faculty Advisor, National Marrow Donor Program - Be The Match on Campus, 2013 – Present.

 

  • Advisor, Diversity on Campus Coalition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, January 2011 –Present.

 

  • Board of Directors, Roots Music Institute, Lubbock, TX, September 2010 –Present.

 

  • Committee Member, Vernacular Music Center Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 2009 –Present.

 

  • Committee Member, International Study Abroad Scholarship, Texas Tech University, September 2008 –2014.

 

  • Search Committee, School of Music, Texas Tech University, November 2012 –2013.

 

  • Mentor, Undergraduate Student Mentor Program, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX September 2011 –2013.

 

  • Committee Member, Undergraduate Research Task Force, Texas Tech University, January 2011 –August 2011.

 

  • Co-Host, Study Abroad Opportunities at TTU, Musicology Colloquium, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 28 September 2011.

 

  • Curriculum Co-Designer, World Music Certificate (Undergraduate), Texas Tech University, April 2011.

 

  • NASM Committee Member (TTU Musicology Department), Texas Tech University, 2011.

 

  • Workshop Host, “West African Drumming for Kids” in conjunction with TTU World Music Ensemble and local Elementary School Children, Texas Tech University, 10 March 2011.

 

  • Guest Narrator, “Mary’s Little Lamb,” Music in Performance Series, Hemmle Recital Hall, Lubbock, TX, 1 April 2010.

 

  • Coordinator, Pre-play performance for The Celebrated Mrs. Inchbald in conjunction with the International Conference on Romanticism, Lubbock, TX, 12 November 2010.

 

  • Participant, “Networking with Employers,” Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 16 September 2009.

 

  • Panelist, “So You Want to Be a Professor: Getting Your First Job and Surviving the First Year,” Texas Tech University, Teaching and Learning Center, 15 September 2009.

 

  • Panelist, “The Job Interview Process,” Musicology Colloquium, Texas Tech University, 27 February 2009.

 

  • Faculty Speaker, UV YOU Recruitment Day, Utah Valley University Department of Music, 7 February 2008.

 

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES

Musical Director/Conductor

  • “1776.” Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Lubbock, TX, 21 June 21 – 6 July 2015.

 

  •  “Tango Ballet,” a fully-staged ballet by Astor Piazzolla featuring the TTU Tango Camarata, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 21 November, 2014.

 

  • “The Little Shop of Horrors,” Lubbock Moonlight Musicals, Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Performing Arts, Lubbock, TX, 11-13, 18-19April 2014.

 

  • “Maria de Buenos Aires,” a fully staged operita by Astor Piazzolla in collaboration with the TTU Department of Theater and the TTU School of Music, featuring the TTU Tango Camarata, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 3-4 May 2013.

 

Accordionist (Guest Artist)

  • "Brise Napolitaine," TTU Symphony Orchestra Hauntcert, 30 October 2015.

 

  • Italian Festa, Salt Lake City, UT, 19 September 2015.

 

  • BACHtoberfest Festival, in collaboration with the Abilene Symphony Orchestra, Abilene, TX, October 28, 2014. [annual event]

 

  • TTU Symphony Orchestra, Texas Tech University, 30 October 2011.

 

  • Faculty Recital, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 5 October 2011.

 

  • Quartz Mountain Music Festival, Altus, Oklahoma, 22-23 July 2011.

 

  • Chamber Music Amarillo, Amarillo, Texas, 24-26 March 2011.

 

  • Matthew J. Smith, Graduate Recital: “A Selection of Neapolitan Songs,” Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lubbock, TX, 10 April 2010.

 

  • University Symphony Orchestra “Hauntcert.” Post-concert music with the Caprock Morris Dancers, Lubbock, TX, 31 October 2010.

 

  • Celtic Christmas, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, 20 December 2009.

 

  • Guest Artist, Oktubafest Concert, Hemmle Recital Hall, Lubbock, TX, 27 November 2010.

 

  • Betty Clawson Wright Performance Series, Legacy Theater, Lubbock, TX, 8 October 2009.

 

  • Lubbock Arts Festival, Sweetwater Medicine Wagon Folk Ensemble, Lubbock, TX, 13 May 2009.

 

  • Paul English Jazz Trio, Stellas Restaurant, Lubbock, TX, 6 March 2009.

 

  • TTU Celtic Ensemble, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 15 January 2009.

 

  • Eighth Annual Caprock Celtic Christmas, Talkington Great Hall, Lubbock, TX, 20 December 2009.

 

  • West Texas Children’s Chorus, Candlelight Christmas, Lubbock, TX, 18 December 2008.

 

  • Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert, Lubbock, TX, 26 October 2008.

 

TTU World/Pop Music Ensemble Director [select performances]

  • 80’s Top Ten” featuring the TTU Pop Music Group, Texas Tech University School of Music, 21 November 2015.

 

  • “World Music Extravaganza” featuring all World Music Ensembles at Texas Tech, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 18 November 2012.

 

  • “The Best of Zydeco,” featuring the TTU Zydeco Ensemble, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 16 November 2012.

 

  • “Zydeco Dance Workshop” with Brian and Susan Camp, J & B Coffee House, Lubbock, TX, 28 October 2012.

 

  • “Ballet Folklórico Workshop” with Jesus Chacón, Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 29-30 September, 2012.

 

  • “TTU Mariachi Los Matadores, Ballet Folklórico with guest artist Mariachi Amistad,” Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 4 May 2012.

 

  • “Tutto Piazzolla: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Astor Piazzolla’s Death” with the TTU Tango Camerata, Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 26 April 2012.

 

  • “From Zimbabwe to Zydeco” with the TTU World Music Ensemble, Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX 21 April 2012.

 

  • “A Night in Mexico” with the TTU Mariachi Ensemble, Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 3 May 2011.

 

  • “The Argentine Tango,” D’Venue Tango Studio, Lubbock, TX, 25 March 2011.

 

  • “Tango Milonga” with Dance Instruction and special guest artist, Mr. Daniel Diaz, bandoneonist and director of the Rio Plata Institute, J & B Coffee House, Lubbock, TX, 27 March 2010.

 

  • “An Evening of Neapolitan Song,” TTU Friends of Music Musicale, Lubbock, TX, 7 March 2010.

 

  • “Gypsies, Tinkers & Travelers: Songs of the Wandering Tribes. Collaborative Concert with TTU Celtic Ensemble,” Legacy Hall, Lubbock, TX, 6 March 2011.

 

  • “Worlds of Dance: a Terpsichorean Evening with the Vernacular Music Center,” Talkington Great Hall, Lubbock, TX, 16 April 2010.

 

  • “Tango and Ghanaian Dance” for the “Global Connections International Talent and Fashion Show,” Lubbock High Auditorium, Lubbock, TX, 10 April 2010.

 

  • Director, “Spectrum Concert: Japan, Poland, Brazil, Sierra Leone,” Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 8 May 2010.

 

  • “Tango Milonga Reprise” with Dance Instruction, J & B Coffee House, Lubbock, TX, 25 September 2010.

 

  • “Spectrum Concert – USA, Italy, Mexico, and Celtic Lands” for the southwest regional meeting of the American Musicological Society, Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 23 October, 2010.

 

  • “Spectrum Concert – Hawaii, Italy, Mexico,” Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 30 November 2010.

 

  • “Spectrum Concert – Argentina, New Zealand, Italy, West Africa,” Texas Tech University School of Music, Lubbock, TX, 6 December 2009.

 

Tzumbertiade (informal gatherings at the Cimarusti residence)

  • “The Grateful Dead and World Music” with Dr. Rob Weiner, 23 September 2011.

 

  • “Didgeridoo” with guest artist Tyler Thompson, 22 March 2011.

 

  • “Joplin and Ragtime” with guest artist Dr. Mark Morton, 28 April 2011.

 

  • “Drums of the Dagbamba People” with guest artist Doug Goodhart, 29 January 2011.

 

  • “The Chinese Erhu” with guest artist Ching Lee, 12 September 2010.

 

  • “Songs of Horror in Celtic Lands,” with TTU faculty artists Professor Angela Mariana and Dr. Stacey Jocoy, October 10, 2010.

 

MEDIA/COMPOSER

  • Producer, Cant’e cantu, CD of Sicilian Songs, Crossroads Studio, Lubbock, TX, 2015 [to be released in 2016].

 

  • Composer/Accordionist, documentary film score: “Frank Reaugh (1860-1945): The Dean of Texas Painters” [in progress; to be released in 2015].

 

  • Radio Interview, “Sicilian Folk Music Concert at TTU,” 89.1 (KOHM), Lubbock, Texas, October 26, 2014.

 

  • Radio Interview, “Gypsy Concert Promotion and World Music at TTU,” 89.1 (KOHM), Lubbock, Texas, 2 March 2011.

 

  • Composer, Incidental Music to The Elephant Man, Lubbock Community Theater, Lubbock, Texas, 11 November 2010.

 

  • Composer, film score for Postcards from Italy, Documentary Film, Creative Light Productions, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.

 

  • Guest Artist, “This Side UP,” Jazz CD featuring Tomoko Miyata, vocals, Thomas M. Cimarusti, accordion, Musicflog Recordings, Glendale, CA, 2002.

 

  • Producer/Host, “The Opera House,” weekly radio program on WFSQ 91.5 FM, Florida State University, 1999-2000.

 

  • Composer, film score for Piana, Documentary Film, Gallup Brothers Productions, Provo, UT, 1997.

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

  • Pi Beta Phi Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, September 2015.

 

  • President’s Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement Award ($2,500), Lubbock, TX, May 2013.

 

  • Office of Cultural Diversity Grant ($5,000), Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, September 2011.

 

  • Certificate of Recognition, Undergraduate Student Mentoring Program, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 27 April 2012.

 

  • Certificate of Appreciation, CVPA Fine Arts Career Event Day, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 31 March 2012.

 

  • Mortar Board Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, November 2011 [two-time recipient – 2011 and 2014].

 

  • Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Undergraduate Research Center, Lubbock, TX, 14 April 2011.

 

  • Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2010-2011.

 

  • Global Vision Service Award for Outstanding Service (Study Abroad Scholarship Awards Committee Member), Texas Tech University, 20 April 2011.

 

  • Global Vision Service Award for Outstanding Leadership (Study Abroad Faculty-Led Leader), 1 November 2011.

 

  • Texas Tech University Faculty Humanities Fellowship ($10,000), 2008-2009.

 

  • Best Italian Folk Ensemble, Italian Ferragosto, Salt Lake City, UT, 12 August 2007.

 

  • Graduate Teaching Award, Florida State University College of Music, 1999.

 

  • Spirit of Life Humanitarian Award, City of Hope Cancer Research Center, 1998.

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT

(* = Honors; I = interdisciplinary)

  • Analyzing Popular Music*         
  • Music HistorySequence
  • Women in Music*
  • Music in Western Culture
  • Music Appreciation
  • Mozart: Music & Myth*
  • Italian Culture/Civ. (I)
  • Italian Folk Music                       
  • Masterpieces in Music*

 

GRADUATE/SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES TAUGHT 

  • Music and War (I)                       
  • Music in the Classic Era
  • Symphonic Literature
  • Music in the Romantic Era
  • Seminar: Beethoven*
  • Seminar: Mozart                  
  • Music & Culture in Modernizing Italy (I)
  • Exoticism and the Other  

 

OTHER TEACHING INTERESTS

  • World Music Survey
  • History of Art Song
  • Music Theory/Piano    
  • Music Research Methods
  • History of Opera          
  • Ethnomusicology

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Interests are directed primarily toward a variety of musicological research areas:
    • Word Music Relations in 18th- and 19th-century Italian song
    • Performance/critical editions of 18th-century repertoire
    • Music of Astor Piazzolla, Luigi Boccherini, and Giovanni Paisiello
    • Other interests
      • Ethnomusicology/World Music (particularly South American and Mediterranean musics)
      • Music analysis (sonata form theory and song)

 

PERFORMANCE INTERESTS

  • Accordion/bandoneon-related repertoire
    • Tango (Traditional/Piazzolla)
    • Cajun/Zydeco
    • World Music
      • Italy (pizzica, stornello, work songs)
      • Mexico (Mariachi)

 

TEACHING EVALUATIONS (Qsa=quantitative scores average)

  • Texas Tech University, 2013-2014: Qsa = 4.74 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2012-2013: Qsa = 4.73 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2011-2012: Qsa = 4.74 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2010-2011: Qsa = 4.67 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2009-2010: Qsa = 4.65 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2008-2009: Qsa = 4.51 on 5-pt. scale
  • Texas Tech University, 2009-2010: Qsa = 4.65 on 5-pt. scale

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Institutes

  • Participant, Institute for Inclusive Excellence, Texas Tech University, 2015.

 

  • Bandoneonist, Reed Tango Institute, Portland, OR, 22-30 June, 2013.

 

Teaching Tools

  • Participant, Student Diversity Workshop, “Difference, Power, Discrimination in the Classroom,” Sponsored by the Office of Cultural Diversity, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 1 April 2011.

 

  • Participant, Study Abroad Workshop, International Cultural Center, Texas Tech University, 18 February 2011.

 

  • Participant, Graduate Teaching and Learning Series, “Classroom Management: Tips from the Trenches,” presented by Dr. Jeff Johnson, Dr. Karen Alexander, and Professor Angela Mariani, Texas Tech University, Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC), 27 September 2010.

 

  • Participant, Graduate Teaching and Learning Series, “4 Important Lessons to Remember while Teaching,” presented by Dr. Narissra Punyanunt and Dr. Stacy Carter, Texas Tech University TLTC, 22 September 2010.

 

  • Participant, Graduate Teaching and Learning Series, “What the Best Teachers Do Series,” presented by Dr. Christopher Smith. Texas Tech University, 2 February 2009.

 

  • Participant, So You Want to Be a Professor Series, “Starting on the Right Foot: Building Rapport with Your Students,” presented by Dr. Micah Meixner. Texas Tech University, 16 January 2009.

 

THESIS/DOCTORAL COMMITTEES

 

Dissertation Committee Chair

  • Candice Holley, Italian Music in New Orleans 1850-1890. Ph.D., Fine Arts, Texas Tech University [in progress]

 

  • Candice Aipperspach, Brundibár: An American Afterlife (1975-1995). Ph.D., Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, May 2013.

 

  • Ian Aipperspach, The Unpublished Choral Music of Ernst Immanuel Erbe (1854-1927), Ph.D., Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, May 2013.

 

Master’s Thesis Committee Chair

  • Bryce Biffle, Musical Continuity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, M.A., Musicology, Texas Tech University [in progress].

 

  • Carrie Evans, Musical Narratives in Video Game Music, M.A., Musicology, Texas Tech University [in progress].

 

  • Cassie Vandersloot, Gothic Tropes in the Operas of Adolph Adam (1803-1856), M.A., Musicology, Texas Tech University [in progress].

 

  • Hang Ngyuen, Chopin in the Mass Media: Advertising, Signification, and Meaning in Select Television Commercials (2001-2011). M.A., Musicology, Texas Tech University, June 2012.

 

Committee Member

  • Melinda Wade, A Comparative Study of Beethoven’s “Adagio” from ‘Leonore Overture No. 3’ and the “Adagio” and the ‘Symphony No. 7’ as a Valid Orchestral Principal Flute Audition Excerpt, DMA, Flute Performance, Texas Tech University, September 2014.

 

  • Margaret Griffith, The Classical Wind Cadenza: A Guide to the Compositional Process Based Upon Eighteenth-Century Treatises, DMA, Musicology, Texas Tech University, October 2011.

 

  • Mitch Chambers, Marcel Mihalovici’s ‘Chant Premier’, op. 103 for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra: a Guide for Performers, DMA, Texas Tech University, July 2011.

 

  • James Berry, ‘All About is Night’: World War I, Spiritual Anxiety and Ritual Impulse in England and France, Ph.D., Fine Arts, Texas Tech University, June 2011.

 

  • Kelli Rohlman, Identity, Rhetoric, and Behavior: the Contradictory Communities of Wizard Rock, M.A. Musicology, Texas Tech University, October 2010.

 

  • Elissa Stroman, Women as Portrayed in the Etude Magazine, M.A. Thesis, Texas Tech University, July 2010.

 

  • Jim Puckett, Countdown, M.M. Composition, Texas Tech University, October 2009.

 

  • Lauren Joiner, Fife and Drum in Northern Mississippi, M.A. Thesis, Texas Tech University, April 2009.

 

  • Andrea Pobanz, A Conductor’s Guide to Francis Poulenc’s ‘Stabat mater’, DMA, Texas Tech University, December 2009.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

  • Computer Applications: Blackboard, Excel, Finale, Microsoft Word, WebCT
  • Language Skills: Italian (Advanced reading, writing, and speaking)
  • Online Course Design/Distance Education

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Musicological Society
  • College Music Society
  • Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (Secretary/Treasurer)

 

OTHER INTERESTS/HOBBIES

  • Bone Marrow Drives/Cancer Awareness
  • Culinary Arts (Japanese/Sushi and Italian Cuisine)
  • Salt Water Aquariums
  • Water Sports (Kayaking, Scuba Diving)