Carmelo Comberiati, Ph.D.
Music Building, Room M114
Monday and Thursday 12:00-1:30PM; Wednesday by appt.
Professor Comberiati joined the faculty in 1983 to teach music history. He has also regularly enjoyed teaching courses for the Freshman Year, Castle Scholars, and accelerated degree programs.
The focus of his research has been Renaissance and contemporary music. He is an active scholar, with grants and awards from the Fulbright Association, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Council of Learned Societies. Prof. Comberiati was a longtime member of the editorial board of the Journal of Musicological Research. His latest research, for his fourth book-length project, involves music in 16th-Century Prague. The research will result in the publication of a four-volume collection of works by Imperial composer Carolus Luython (American Institute of Musicology). Volume One: Carolus Luython, Polyphonic Masses in the Liber Missarum from 1609 was released in 2017.
Ongoing coursework includes Survey of Western Music I and II, as well as music history seminars examining classic, romantic, and contemporary music in classical traditions, as well as courses on popular music. An avid performer on guitar, world percussion, and Indian instruments, he has also offered courses about the music of the Beatles, the Blues, the music of Asia and Africa, and in musical analysis.
Book• November 30, 2017Co-editor with Nicolas Johnson
Research Paper• January 10, 2012Author
BookCo-editor with Matthew Steel
1980-1982: Fulbright-Hays Graduate Fellowships to Vienna, Austria.
1987: American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant to Prague and Vienna.
1990: New York University Faculty Resources Network Associate on curriculum project for African Music.
1994: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Seminar for College Teachers at Columbia University, "Music and German Modernism, 1885-1915."
1988: Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award.
1989 and 2004: Selected as Manhattanville Faculty Member of the Year.