The Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Deputy Chair for Music
Phone: (646) 312- 4064
Location: VC 7219
Andrew Tomasello (B.A. Queens College (CUNY), Ph.D., Yale University) is Associate Professor of Music at Baruch College and Deputy Chair for Music. His earliest area of scholarly interest included music and cultural life in late medieval Europe. His first publication, based on his dissertation, was Music and Ritual at Papal Avignon, 1309-1403 (Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1983), a study of the personnel of the papal chapel, the liturgy of the chapel, and the music manuscript Apt 16bis. He has since published articles on medieval topics in the Journal of Musicology, Musica Disciplina, Rivista de Musicología, Proceedings of the IMS, Colloques de Royaumont, Le Notazioni della polifonia vocale dei secoli IX-XVII, and in the Companion to French Music (in press, Cambridge UP).
He has written dictionary entries for Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart and for the Dictionary of Literary Biography and has presented papers in Spain, France, and England, as well as at conferences and colloquia in the United States. His most recent project, “The Madonna [Ciccone] Triptych: Mystical Imagery in Three Music Videos,” was presented at the second annual conference on Music and the Moving Image. He has also rewritten the rock music chapters for editions of both the Kamien and Wright music appreciation textbooks. His current research and teaching interests lie in popular commercial music in contemporary American culture. Do not expect Tomasello, a former rock guitarist and currently a non-observant musicologist, to be bright and bon vivant, however.