8 1/2 x 11 Newsletter, Vol. 21, No. 7, August 12, 2010
Franco Sciannameo, director and principal faculty member of the BXA Intercollege Degree Programs (BXA) has had a book published by Pendragon Press titled “Phil Trajetta (1777-1854): Patriot, Musician, Immigrant.” The 333-page volume deals with the life and works of Phil (Filippo) Trajetta, from his escape from Naples as a Jacobin political prisoner, to his clandestine emigration to America, to his life in Boston, Charleston, New York and Philadelphia as the founder of the first Conservatory of Music in the United States (Boston, 1801). He taught generations of American musicians. The book was selected by the prestigious College Music Society to publish as part of its series Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music.