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Center for Public Musicology

Founded in 2016, the Center for Public Musicology (CPM) aims to provide engaging customized public and private lectures, presentations, and performances. The CPM currently maintains an active schedule of customized presentations in Southwest Florida including Opera Naples, Gulfshore Opera, the FGCU Renaissance Academy, Big Arts (Sanibel), and numerous retirement/assisted living communities. The goal of the CPM is to better the community's understanding of all musics  (i.e., classical, popular, and world musics) in order to enhance the listening experience.


Since one's experience and relationship with music is very personal, I feel that the most effective means of sharing and enjoying it is within small groups. To that end, the CPM offers "A Taste of Music," a monthly lunch and lecture series set in an environment where participants can enjoy learning about music in a more intimate and social setting (please view the Calendar or call the CPM for additional information).


The CPM also provides private instruction on select instruments as well private one-on-one tutoring with Dr. Cimarusti. For those interested in pursuing a more personalized and rigorous experience in music theory, music history, musicology, etc., please contact Dr. Cimarusti at 806.474.7447.

All services provided by the CPM can be customized in order to suit specific needs or desires of an organization or individual. Currently, the CPM provides lectures, presentations, and performances on a variety of topics. Vocalists and instrumentalists of all types are available for your event.


Past programs have included the following:


Two to Tango - an evening of tango with live music by the FGCU Tango Camarata and dance instruction.


At the Opera - an examination of select operas currently in production by local opera companies.


Music and Art -  an examination of how select composer have created new musical languages inspired by artistic movements.


Neapolitan Nights - an evening of Italian arias, songs, and folk music featuring accordion, voice, and violin.


World Music - a global journey featuring the music of Italy, Indonesia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the USA.


Bach, Bethoven, and the Boys - an examination of select masterpieces by composers of the Western Art Music tradition.


Let's Polka - a program featuring "Tommy Schnickelfritz and the Polka Maniacs," a five-piece polka band (accordion, tuba, vocalist, drums, saxophone/clarinet), performing your favorite polka hits.




(see Calendar for a list of upcoming events).


  • November 8, 2018
    The Capital Grille, Naples, FL
  • December 13, 2018