Carmelo Comberiati

Carmelo Comberiati, Ph.D.

Professor, Music

Performing Arts Building, Room M114
Monday and Thursday 12:00-1:30PM; Wednesday by appt.
(914) 323-5252
Curriculum Vita

About Me

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, concerns music in 16th-Century Prague. The research will result in the publication of a five-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. Volume Two: Madrigals of Carolus Luython is in preparation.

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 also offers courses about the music of the Beatles, the Blues, the music of Asia and Africa, American Music, and in musical analysis. Professor Comberiati also regularly offers courses as part of the the First Year Program, Castle Scholars, and the Atlas Program.

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Current Courses
Survey of Western Music II
History of American Music
Music in World Cultures
Atlas Compass
Professional History
Trustee for Bedford Public Schools
Bedford Central Schools
Music History-Musicology, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Doctoral Studies as Fulbright Scholar, Universität Wien
Music Theory, Master of Arts, SUNY Binghamton
Music Performance and Education, Bachelor of Science, New York University
Feature Publications

Book November 30, 2017

Co-editor with Nicholas Johnson
"Carolus Luython: Liber primus missarum" (Prague: N. Strauss, 1609), in "Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae."

American Institute of Musicology

Research Paper January 10, 2012

"Carolus Luython"

Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford Music On Line (Oxford University Press)

"Luython, Carl." Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press.

Research Paper

"The Copying and Dissemination of Choirbooks Containing Settings of the Mass at the Court of Rudolf II

Studien zur Musikwissenschaft 43 (1994)

The Copying and Dissemination of Choirbooks


Co-editor with Matthew Steel
"Music from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century: Essays in Honor of Gwynn S. McPeek"

Gordon and Breach (1980)

Music from the Middle Ages through the Twentieth Century


"Late Renaissance Music at the Habsburg Court: Polyphonic Settings of the Mass Ordinary at the Court of Rudolf II (1576-1612)"

Gordon and Breach (1987)

Late Renaissance Music at the Habsburg Court

Awards & Grants

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.