Italian Renaissance and Baroque music production and patronage; early modern European history and culture; rhetoric and music; intertextuality; art and music; paratexts of musical prints; twentieth-century Neoclassicism
2004 Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Cognate: Early Modern European History (Hilda Smith, advisor)
Dissertation: “The Life and Sacred Music of Simone Molinaro (ca.1570-1636), Musician of Genoa” (Edward Nowacki, advisor)
1994 Master of Music in Music History
University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
Thesis: “Towards a Contemporary Style: Manuel M. Ponce’s Neoclassical Compositions for Guitar” (Donald Foster, advisor)
1987 Bachelor of Arts in Music, History (summa cum laude)
Kent State University
APPLIED MUSIC STUDIES
Guitar: Manley Mallard, Christoph Harlan, Robert Clarke (Kent State University)
Harpsichord: Stephanie Stone (University of Akron), Eiji Hashimoto (University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music)
2010 Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program, University of Cincinnati
2009 Music History Pedagogy Study Group, Edinboro University
2006 Institute for Music History Pedagogy, Butler University
2005-2008 Italian Language, Alessandro Manzoni Istituto Culturale Italiano, Cincinnati
University of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
Advanced Topics: Early Seventeenth Century North-Italian Music (MUHS-8043)
Graduate History and Style (16-HILT 801)
Music History and Literature I (16-HILT 111,2,3)
Music History and Literature II (16-HILT 211,2,3)
Kent State University Preparatory
Applied Classical Guitar
2013 1st Prize, Musicology Section, V Concorso Internazionale di Musica Barocca, Principe Francesco Maria Ruspoli
2011 Dean’s Award for Exemplary Service to Education, University of Cincinnati
2010 1st Prize, Chalice Consort Early Music Scholars Competition, San Francisco
2010 Quality Service Award, University of Cincinnati
2008 Priscilla Neill Library Leadership Award, University of Cincinnati
2007 Janet Levy Award for Independent Scholars, American Musicological Society
REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS
“Typology and Narrative in a Book of Latin Sacred Music.” Renaissance Society of America Virtual Conference, April 13-15, 20-22, 2021.
“Religion and Cultural Exchange in Music for the Doge of Genoa.” 18th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, Cremona, Italy, July 10-15, 2018.
“Myth, Mythology and the Partitura delli sei libri de’ madrigali of Carlo Gesualdo.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter, Spring 2018 Meeting, Ball State University, Muncie, IN., April 21-22, 2018.
“G. B. De Marini and the ‘Genoese Nation’ in Rome: Patronage, Piety and Politics.” Early Modern Rome 3, University of California, Rome, Rome, Italy, 5-7 October 2017.
“A New Source of Molinaro’s Motectorum quinis, liber primus (1597).” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, 30 March – 1 April 2017.
“Victoria and the Motet in Genoa”. Mapping the Post-Tridentine Motet, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, 17-19 April 2015
“Barocci’s Crucifixion with Saints and Music for a Sorrowful Mother.” Second Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, 16-18 June 2014
“Simone Molinaro’s Madrigali a cinque voci and Genoese patrons in Rome.” Medieval and Renaissance International Music Conference, Certaldo, Italy, 7 July 2013
“Simone Molinaro’s Madrigali a cinque voci: Musical Patronage and Cultural Exchange.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter, Indianapolis, 29 September 2012
“Piety and Patronage of a Roman Immigrant: Giovanni Battista de Marini, Baron of Bomba.” Cultural Exchange and Transnational Encounter: Music, Art and Patrons. Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D.C., March 2012
“Victoria a Genova: Modelli e influenza.” Società Italiana di Musicologia, Genoa, Italy, 21 October 2011
“Piety, Remembrance, and ‘The Good Shepherd’: A Gift of Sacred Music for the Doge of Genoa.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS., April 2010. and Sixth Conference in Musical Philology: Musical Philology Today: Historical Heritage and New Perspectives, Cremona, Italy, November 2009
“A Late Sixteenth-Century Endowment for Music at the Cathedral of Genoa.” Società Italiana di musicologia, Bergamo, Italy, October 2008
“Symbolism and Rhetoric in Simone Molinaro’s Motectorum quinis, et missae denis vocibus, liber primus (1597).” Renaissance Society of America, Chicago, IL, April 2008
“Intertextuality and Design in the Madrigali a cinque voci of Simone Molinaro.” Società Italiana di musicologia, Chieti, Italy, October 2007.
“The Dedication as Petition: Simone Molinaro’s Motectorum quinis, et missae denis vocibus, liber primus (1597),” “Cui dono lepidum novum libellum?” Dedicating Latin Works and Motets in the Sixteenth Century: Theory and Practice, Interdisciplinary Conference, Academia Belgica, Rome, Italy, August 2005.
“Quae est ista quae progreditur: Marian Devotion for the Senarega Chapel in San Lorenzo, Genoa.” Early Music Scholars Conference, San Francisco, CA., April 2010
“Un regalo di musica sacra per il Doge di Genova: il Motectorum liber primus di Simone Molinaro.” Keynote address, Musica e arte nella Genova del ‘600, Provincia di Genova, Palazzo Doria-Spinola, Genoa, Italy, November 2009
“Musicians and the Humanists: Expressing the Sacred Texts of Renaissance Music.” Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH., 17 November 2008.
“Recogitandis donis tuis: An Endowment for Music at the Cathedral of Genoa.” University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, OH., May 2008
“Simone Molinaro’s Madrigali a cinque voci and Genoese Patrons in Rome”. Forthcoming in Miscellanea Ruspoli, 2016.
“Dedication to Signor Giovanni Battista de Marini”. I margini del libro, http://www.margini.unibas.ch/, April, 2012. Maria Antonietta Terzoli, Editor. Swiss National Science Foundation.
Simone Molinaro. Quae est ista quae progreditur. Edition and Critical Commentary. Chalice Consort: San Francisco, 2010.
“Dedication and Devotion in Simone Molinaro’s Motectorum quinis, et missae denis vocibus, liber primus (1597)” in “Cui Dono Lepidum Novum Libellum?” Dedicating Latin Works and Motets in the Sixteenth Century. Supplementa Humanistica Lovaniensia 23 (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2008), 293-315.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Update to Phillip D. Crabtree. “Guami.” Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press
Simone Molinaro. Motectorum quinis, et missae denis vocibus, liber primus (1597), edition and critical commentary
Review of Walter Testolin “Leonardo ritrae Josquin: nuove conferme sull’identità del ‘musico’ dell’Ambrosiana”
STUDENT AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENT
Graduate Assistantship and Scholarship – University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music
University Scholarship – Kent State University
Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
Phi Alpha Theta National History Society