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I am a musicologist and classical guitarist, currently Assistant Professor of Music History at the Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska Lincoln. My research focuses on realism and verismo in the Spanish musical theater at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries. Other interests include Italian verismo, 19th-century Italian art songs, and 20th-century guitar repertoire.
July 2018 - July 2021
- Teach a class of Basic Musical Concepts (MUS001) In-Person 2018 / Online 2020,2021 • Design the syllabus • Lecture a class twice a week (On-line for Summer 2020 and 2021) • Hold weekly office hours • Grade Midterms and Final • Upload and update materials on iLearn (Blackboard) and/or Canvas • Coordinate with the Teaching Assistant
Tomás Bretón (1850-1923) was a Spanish composer mostly renowned for some widely performed zarzuelas of the dominant género chico, above all La verbena de la paloma (1894). However, few know that, in a time when Spain was frantically researching its national music, and debating on the Italianate vs. Wagnerian operatic model, Bretón’s importance lay...
Manuel de Falla’s only piece for guitar, the Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy (1920), is well known for its impressionist character. However, its uniqueness lies in a bifold inspiration, springing from both Falla’s admiration for Debussy’s music—especially those works exoticizing Spain—and his interest in the Andalusian cante jondo. I arg...
Michele Bellucci (1849-1943) fu, certamente, una delle figure più illustri nella storia della città di Manfredonia. Fu un intellettuale e un artista a tutto tondo: notaio, eccellente pianista (con maestri e compagni di tutto rispetto), compositore e critico musicale; dimostrò inoltre spiccate qualità nel mondo letterario (tanto da guadagnarsi la st...
Bellucci was one of the most illustrious citizens in the history of the city of Manfredonia. He was a composer, historian, and lawyer originally from Troy (Puglia- Italy), but born in Manfredonia, and he worked in severaly locations in southern Italy, leaving many musical compositions, most of which are still unpublished. The book is configured as...
Parlare di storia della musicoterapia è, in qualche modo, parlare di gran parte della storia della musica, poiché l'utilizzo del suono a scopo terapico è antico quanto la musica stessa e segue un percorso interno alla sua storia. Il presente articolo è un breve excursus delle applicazioni terapiche del suono attraverso i secoli.