Continuing Opera Education Class: Librettists of the Season

Instructor, Spring 2018
The Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY

  • Class Description: This course will explore the life and work of librettists represented on the Met Opera season, including Lorenzo Da Ponte, Salvatore Cammarano, Michael Carré, Jules Barber, Luigi Illica, and Giuseppe Giacosa. In addition to discussions of biographical and historical contexts, classroom lectures, assigned readings, and listening will focus on source materials behind operatic libretto texts, the art of text setting, the process of adaptation and interpretation of texts within operatic frameworks, and the relationship between composers and librettists at different points in opera history.

 

Masters Level Seminar:
Special Topics in Musicology & Research Techniques,
Music between 1900-1930

Adjunct Lecturer, Spring 2015 Semester, MSH 750
Lehman College, The City University of New York
Bronx, NY 10468

  • Class Description: This course examined art music style, repertoire, compositional techniques, and cultural trends at the beginning of the 20th century, specifically focusing on the years between 1900 and 1930. As a special topics course in musicology, the course was also designed to utilize the subject matter as a way of honing research, writing, and presentation skills. I designed the syllabus and assignments and chose all texts covered in the class. I also built a website specifically to host resources for the class (including a digital copy of the syllabus and assignment guidelines), which can be accessed here: http://specialtopicsmusicology.commons.gc.cuny.edu/