- Professor of Musicology
Office Location: Butler School of Music: 512-471-6880 MBE 3.214 College of Fine Arts: 512-232-8209 DFA 2.426
Andrew Dell’Antonio (PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 1991), University Distinguished Teaching Professor and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in the College of Fine Arts, specializes in musical repertories of early modern Europe, with a focus on seventeenth-century Italy. His research and teaching interests include musical historiography, feminist/queer theory (he is associate of the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at UT,) and disability studies. He blogs at The Avid Listener, and is co-author of the textbook The Enjoyment of Music. 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 , Grove Dictionary of American Music, 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 notably in Gender, Sexuality, and Early Music , ed. Todd Borgerding, and Culture and Authority in Baroque Europe ed. Massimo Ciavolella. His most recent monograph, Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italy (University of California Press, 2011), addresses musical styles and aesthetics in the early Italian baroque, 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). Professor Dell’Antonio was 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. See also Professor Dell’Antonio’s curriculum vitae.