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Carmine Emanuele Cella

Assistant Professor Carmine Emanuele Cella is recognized as a computer music researcher and composer.  He holds a Ph.D. in Science, Cognition, and Technology (on mathematical models for sound) from the University of Bologna, a Doctorate in Music Composition from the Accademia Nazionale “S. Ceclilia” in Rome, as well as advanced degrees in piano performance and computer … Continue Reading »

Maria Sonevytsky

Assistant Professor Professor Sonevytsky’s research focuses primarily on post-Soviet Ukraine, where she has investigated topics such as discourses of sovereignty and “wildness” in post-Soviet Ukrainian popular music, folklore revivals after state socialism, and the effects of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster on the revival of rural musical repertoires. In 2015, Smithsonian Folkways released “The Chornobyl … Continue Reading »

Wei Cheng

Director of Choral Programs Dr. Wei Cheng, originally from Beijing, China, completed her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in choral conducting at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Dr. Cheng is an active clinician, performer, adjudicator, and educator in both the USA and China. Before coming to Berkeley, Dr. Cheng was Associate Professor, Director of … Continue Reading »

Delia Casadei

Assistant Professor My research focuses on the relationship between voice and politics in Italian 20th-century music. My doctoral thesis examined this relationship by way of Milan in the 1950s-70s. In this way, I investigated a question usually asked about Italian operatic production in the nineteenth century, namely: what is the political role of language—spoken, written, … Continue Reading »

Emily Zazulia

Assistant Professor My research focuses on Medieval and Renaissance music—in particular, the intersection of musical style, complex notation, and intellectual history. I am currently working on a wide-ranging study of notational aesthetics in polyphonic music, ca. 1380–1520. In this study, I argue that 15th-century music writing exhibits a poetics of performative realization, resulting in a dynamic interplay between … Continue Reading »

Matthew Hough

Director of Musicianship Matthew Hough (b. 1981) is a composer, performer and music scholar based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He relocated to Berkeley, California in 2015 after sixteen years of working in New York City’s eclectic music scene as a composer, performer, teacher and writer. Recent projects include concert music collaborations with … Continue Reading »

Ken Ueno

Professor Winner of the 2006-2007 Rome Prize and the 2010-2011 Berlin Prize, Ken Ueno, is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and sound artist.  His music celebrates artistic possibilities which are liberated through a Whitmanesque consideration of the embodied practice of unique musical personalities. Much of Ken’s music is “person-specific” wherein the intricacies of performance practice is brought … Continue Reading »

Mary Ann Smart

Professor My work focuses on social dimensions of opera in nineteenth-century Europe. Through various repertoires and critical approaches, the constant in my research is a desire to make sense out of concrete musical elements, by building a lively sense of the settings and mentalities within which the music was originally heard. In articles on … Continue Reading »

T. Carlis Roberts

Associate Professor I am a scholar, teacher, and artist devoted to exploring the aesthetic, political, and spiritual potential of performance. My research investigates the connections between sound and social identities, centering on marginalized histories of popular and folk music in the Americas. Specific interests include: interracial musical collaboration, music of enslaved Africans in the U.S. … Continue Reading »

David Milnes

Professor, Conductor David Milnes presently serves as music director of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players. Following early musical studies on the clarinet, piano, organ, cello and voice, he earned degrees from SUNY Stony Book and Yale University His conducting teachers have included Leonard Bernstein, Erich Leinsdorf, … Continue Reading »

Nicholas Mathew

Associate Professor I was born in England, and I was educated there until grad school.  I joined the faculty at Berkeley in 2007, following a three-year stint as a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. My published work has mostly focused on music and politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries: the place … Continue Reading »

Jocelyne Guilbault

Professor I am an ethnomusicologist and popular music studies scholar teaching at Berkeley since 1999. From 1984 to 1998 I taught at the University of Ottawa. My educational background includes bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Université de Montréal in my native Quebec, Canada, and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Stressing a … Continue Reading »