Franco Sciannameo, D.M. email
Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Initiatives, College of Fine Arts
Associate Teaching Professor of Film Musicology

Associate DeanBorn in Italy, Violinist, Film Musicologist and Cultural Historian Franco Sciannameo studied in Rome at the Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” (D.M. in Violin Performance, Literature, and Pedagogy), and later at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He holds advanced degrees in Historical Musicology and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Always concerned with the role of artists in society, Franco Sciannameo writes and lectures extensively on contemporary music and its relation to politics, cinema, and the arts. He has worked with a number of celebrated composers, including Giacinto Scelsi, Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, Franco Donatoni, and Paul Chihara with whom he collaborated on many performances and recordings. Sciannameo’s articles and essays are featured regularly in The Musical Times (London) while his most recent books include Nino Rota’s The Godfather Trilogy (Scarecrow Film Score Guides, 2010), Phil Trajetta (1777-1854), Patriot, Musician, Immigrant (CMS Monographs and Bibliographies in American Music, 2010), and Music as Dream: Essays on Giacinto Scelsi (Rowman & Littlefield Publishing, 2013). Furthermore, Franco Sciannameo directs the project Re-imagining Futurism for the Digital Era, which is dedicated to the realization of masterpieces by Futurist artists on behalf of Mart Rovereto and the Guggenheim Museum in New York/Bilbao.

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