Associate Faculty — Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
Professor in the School of Music
musical historiography, feminist/queer theory and cultural studies
Andrew Dell'Antonio (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1991), Professor, specializes in musical repertories of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century Italy.
Professor Dell'Antonio's doctoral dissertation on the early sonata was awarded an international prize for musicological scholarship, and a revised version was published by the Libreria Musicale Italiana. He has contributed to the revised New Grove and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart musical encyclopedias, and has published articles and reviews in American Music , Cambridge Opera Journal, Notes, repercussions, and Il saggiatore musicale , as well as several collections of essays, most recently in Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music , ed. Todd Borgerding, and Culture and Authority in Baroque Europe, ed. Massimo Ciavolella. He is currently working on a monograph addressing musical styles and aesthetics in the early Italian baroque, with particular focus on the spiritual and gender implications of changing listening practices, with the working title Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy .
His research and teaching interests include musical historiography, feminist/queer theory (he is associate of the Center for Women's Studies at UT,) and cultural studies; his recent work has included investigations of contemporary popular music and the fashioning of a postmodern critical stance, resulting in his editing and contributing to the collection of essays Beyond Structural Listening? Postmodern Modes of Hearing (University of California Press, 2004).
Professor Dell'Antonio is the 2010-2011 William David Blunk Professor at the University of Texas. He was a recipient of the inaugural University of Texas Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (2009), and was also selected for the 2010 Award for Distinction in Teaching by Phi Beta Kappa for the Alpha of Texas Chapter and the 2007 College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teaching Award. He was one of a small group of faculty members at the University of Texas selected as fellows for the inaugural year of The University of Texas Humanities Institute. During the academic year 2001-02, he was Mellon Fellow at the Harvard-Villa I Tatti Center for Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.
He is the Austin coordinator of exchange programs between the UT Austin Butler School of Music and the Universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Southampton in the UK, which provides semester- or year-long student residencies at both institutions.
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