Recent and upcoming engagements


Conductor “L’elisir d’amore" – Michigan State University (Lansing, MI) Fall 2016
Conductor “Così fan tutte " – Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL) Winter 2016
Conductor “A room with a view" – Michigan State University (Lansing, MI) Fall 2015
Conductor “Hansel and Gretel" – West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) Spring 2015
Conductor “Le nozze di Figaro" – Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL) Currently
Conductor “Così fan tutte"– Michigan State University (Lansing, MI) Fall 2014
Conductor “Street Scene" – West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) Fall 2014
Conductor “Il Barbiere di Siviglia" – Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL) Spring 2014
Assistant Conductor Haydn, “Orlando Paladino" – Manhattan School of Music (New York) Spring 2014
Guest lecturer Opera do Recife – International Opera Workshop (Recife, Brazil) Summer 2013
Assistant conductor and vocal coach “Turandot" - Opera National de Lorraine (Nancy, France) Fall 2013
Guest Conducting Experience

“Music from the Great Russia" Bacau Symphony Orchestra (Trani, Italy) 2012
“Heart-warming Classics" Concert San Antonio Symphony Orchestra (San Antonio, TX) 2011
Series of concerts String Ensemble “Postacchini" – SUNY Fredonia Singers (Marche, Italy) 2008, 2009
The Art of Aldo Ciccolini Orchestra Società dei Concerti di Bari (Scafati, Italy) 2006
Paola Bruni in Concert Youth Symphony Orchestra “Pelagus" (Barletta, Italy) 2006
Orchestra Sinfonica Domenico Sarro (Trani, Italy) 2005
Chamber Ensemble Piccinni (Bari, Italy) 2005
Wind Ensemble Conservatorio Piccinni (Bari, Italy) 2005
Concert seasons Orchestra Sinfonica del Conservatorio di Bari (Bari, Italy) 2000 to 2005
Youth Orchestra and Chorus “Castello Svevo" (Trani, Italy) 2003, 2004


Conducting Positions and Engagements

Symphonic
Guest cover and assistant conductor Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Pittsburgh, PA) 2014
Assistant Conductor Lexington Philharmonic (Lexington, KY) 2012-2013
Conductor and Orchestra Clinician GMEA All-College Orchestra (Savannah, GA) 2012
Assistant Conductor University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra (Lexington, KY) 2011- 2013
Assistant Conductor IU Philharmonic, Concert, and University Orchestra (Bloomington, IN) 2007-2009
Music Director and Conductor Contemporary Music Ensemble “Makrokosmos" (Italy) 2005-2006

Opera
Music Director and Conductor – Guest Faculty Summer Opera Workshop at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) 2013
Music Director and Conductor – Guest Faculty Manhattan School of Music – Opera Scenes (New York) 2012
Music Director and Conductor – Guest Faculty Summer Opera Workshop at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) 2012
Assistant Conductor University of Kentucky Opera (Lexington, KY) 2011- 2013
Opera Conductor - Faculty Bay View Opera (Bay View, MI) 2010
Assistant and Cover Conductor, Rehearsal Pianist Sarasota Opera (Sarasota, FL) 2009-2011
Assistant Conductor, Rehearsal Pianist Indiana University Opera Theatre and Ballet (Bloomington, IN) 2007-2009
Teaching positions

Visiting Assistant Professor – Head of the Opera Program West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) 2014-2015
Teaching Assistant – Conducting and Opera University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY) 2011-14
Graduate Assistant – Conducting and Opera Indiana University (Bloomington, IN) 2007-09
Full-time Professor of Piano and Piano Accompaniment Conservatorio Regional do Baixo Alentejo (Beja, Portugal) 2002
Professor of Piano, Solfege, Harmony Associazione Musicale Sarro (Trani, Italy) 1999-2006


Professional Training

• WSO Conducting Symposium 2009 with Maestro Larry Rachleff - Winnipeg, Canada 2009
• Master Class with Maestro Jorge Mester - Bloomington, IN 2008
• Master Class with Maestro Leonard Slatkin - Bloomington, IN 2007-2008
• Master Class with Maestro Herbert Blomstedt - Bloomington, IN. 2007
• Conducting Workshop with Maestro Donato Renzetti - Lanciano, Italy. 2005
• Two-year Piano Specialization Academy with Nelson Delle Vigne-Fabbri - Trani, Italy/Brain-L’Alleud, Belgium. 2000-2001



Academic Degrees

DMA in Orchestral Conducting University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY 05/31/2016
PhD in Musicology Università del Salento - Lecce, Italy 05/15/2011
MM in Instrumental Conducting Indiana University Jacobs School of Music - Bloomington, IN 12/18/2009
Graduate Diploma in Orchestra Conducting Conservatorio “N. Piccinni" - Bari, Italy 10/23/2005
Graduate Diploma in Composition Conservatorio “N. Piccinni" - Bari, Italy 07/24/2004
Master’s Degree [Laurea summa cum laude] in Musicology Università degli Studi di Lecce - Lecce, Italy 04/15/2004
Graduate Diploma in Piano Conservatorio “E. Duni" - Matera, Italy 07/10/1999



Appointments, Honors and Awards

• Visiting Scholar Appointment - IU Jacob School of Music - Musicology Department 2006
• Doctoral Triennial Scholarship earned by public competition - 1st prize - Università degli Studi di Lecce 2005
• Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship 2005/2006 - Rotary Foundation. 2006
• Scholarship as High School Best Student, Liceo Classico “F. De Sanctis" - Trani 1994



Research Positions, Research Projects

• Research Scholar -“History and Critical Analysis of Musical Heritage" - XX cycle. 2006-2009. Università degli Studi di Lecce - Lecce - Italy.
• Research project on Schubert in collaboration with Prof. Kristina Muxfeldt of the IU Jacob School of Music - Musicology Department - Fall 2006
• Guest Lecturer – The musical language - 60 hrs of seminars - 2006. Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Statale “A.Moro"- Trani (BA) - Italy
• Guest Lecturer - Music, Opera and Language - 4 lectures - Liceo Classico “F. De Sanctis" - Trani (BA) - Italy.
• Full-time Professor of Piano and Piano Accompaniment - 2002. Conservatorio Regional do Baixo Alentejo - Beja - Portugal.
• “La Cecchina Maritata" - research project and world premiere in modern times of Piccinni’s opera “La Cecchina" - Conservatorio di Bari , Classe di Direzione d’Orchestra - 2001-2002.