Andrew Dell'Antonio

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Professor of Musicology Division Head, Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Distinguished Teaching Professor


Andrew Dell’Antonio (he/him/his) specializes in musical repertories of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century Italy. His research interests include musical historiography, reception history, and disability studies. Partly spurred by his personal experience of neurodivergence, he has recently turned his focus to Universal Design for Learning and related critical approaches to anti-racism, anti-ableism, and intersectional equity / inclusion in higher education music pedagogy.   

He blogs at The Avid Listener, is co-author of the textbook The Enjoyment of Music, and co-editor of the Michigan University Press series Music and Social Justice.  His monograph Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy (University of California Press, 2011) addresses musical styles and aesthetics in early seventeenth century Italy, with particular focus on the spiritual and gender implications of changing listening practices. Earlier publications 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). He has also published widely in leading music and interdisciplinary journals, encyclopedias, and scholarly collections; please see his professional site for details.

Professor Dell’Antonio served as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Fine Arts from 2012 to 2020; he is the recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the  inaugural University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award (2009); the William David Blunk Professorship; and the Award for Distinction in Teaching by Phi Beta Kappa for the Alpha of Texas Chapter.  He is a former Mellon Fellow at the Harvard-Villa I Tatti Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.


MUS 302L
An Introduction to Western Music

MUS 312C
Music and Culture

MUS 213M 
Music History I

MUS 379K
Advanced Topics in Music Literature

MUS 380.3 
Advanced Studies in the History and Culture of Music: Baroque

MUS 381J.1
Foundations of Musicology

MUS 385J
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Seminar

MUS 387L 
Advanced Studies in Music Literature

MUS 398T 
Supervised Instruction in Musicology and Ethnomusicology

Contact Information


Campus location
MRH 3.214

Teaching Areas

Musicology & Ethnomusicology

Research Areas

Early Modern Europe and its Colonies

Listening and Reception History

Music and Disability Studies

Universal Design for Learning

Critical Digital Pedagogy


Doctor of Philosophy
The University of California at Berkeley

Master of Arts
The University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts 
Yale University