Faculty Accomplishments

Faculty Accomplishments

College of Performing Arts Faculty Accomplishments

Click on the links below to explore highlights of the many scholarly and creative accomplishments of our distinguished faculty.

Conference Presentations

Creative Activity

Grant Awards

Publications


Conference Presentations

2020-2021

  • Andrea Hunt presented Music Medicine, Music Therapy, and Chronic Pain at the World Congress of Music Therapy in July 2020

2019-2020

  • Davide Ceriani presented a paper titled Defining Italian-American Identity in the United States through Opera during the Mass Migration Period at the John D. Calandra Institute for Italian-American Studies, New York City, November 2019
  • Vincent Du Beau presented Music Technology: Why Students Take It and How They Will Build Your Curriculum at the 2020 NJMEA Convention in February 2020
  • Vincent Du Beau presented Live Audio Production in the Music Technology Classroom at the 2020 NJMEA Convention in February 2020
  • Andrea Hunt presented The Role and Mission of the World Federation of Music Therapy at the American Music Therapy Association Conference in November 2019
  • Andrea Hunt presented Access, please! Searching for research articles when working outside of academia at the American Music Therapy Association Conference in November 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic presented Listen to the Long Notes at the MTNA Webinars in August 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic presented Chinese American Musical Exchanges at the Classical Music China/America Conference in October 2019

2018-2019

  • Davide Ceriani presented a paper titled Operatic Life in New York City after Lorenzo Da Ponte: The Academy of Music at the Symposium "Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Birth of Italian Opera in New York" organized by the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America, Columbia University, New York City, October 2018
  • Joseph Higgins presented The Empathy Machine: Socially-Conscious Programming at the College Band Directors National Association 2019 National Conference in February 2019
  • Anthony Hostetter presented John Clancy’s Play Fatboy in the Age of Trump at the American Theatre and Drama Society & The Eccles Centre for American Studies Conference in October 2018
  • Anthony Hostetter presented The Gestus of 31661: Representations of Trauma and Holocaust Violence in Charlotte Delbo’s Who Will Carry the Word? at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Annual Conference in November 2018
  • Anthony Hostetter presented The Robert Edmond Jones Revolution: The Reluctant Organization of Designers by the United Scenic Artists at the American Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference in November 2018
  • Elisabeth Hostetter presented What Would Martin Luther King Do? at the American Theatre, Protest, and Censorship Conference in October 2018
  • Andrea Hunt presented Solidarity Singing in STL: The Role of Music Therapy in Social Justice at the American Music Therapy Association Conference in November 2018
  • Andrea Hunt presented Spotlight on WFMT Initiatives at the American Music Therapy Association Conference in November 2018
  • Andrea Hunt presented Solidarity Singing: The Role of Music Therapy in Social Justice at the Mid-Atlantic Region-AMTA Conference in March 2019
  • Andrea Hunt presented Foundation and Beginning Grant Writing at the Mid-Atlantic Region-AMTA Conference in March 2019
  • Andrea Hunt presented The Tutti Project: Creating inclusive music experiences within higher education that engage the whole community at the ABLE: Arts Better the Lives of Everyone at Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs in April 2019
  • Andrea Hunt presented Neuronal Effects of Music Entrainment Versus Preferred Music in Three Patients with Chronic Pain as Measured via EEG and LORETA Imaging at the European Music Therapy Conference in June 2019
  • Adam Kolek presented Meaningful Music: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in the Music Theory Classroom at the Pedagogy into Practice in May 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic presented Do These Five Things: Now and Forever at the MTNA National Conference in March 2019

2017-2018

  • Davide Ceriani gave a lecture titled Defining Italian-American Identity through Opera at the "European Month of Culture" event organized by the Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, May 30, 2018
  • Adam Kolek presented Activities and Techniques for Aural Music Theory at the New Jersey Music Educators Association in February 2018
  • Christopher Thomas presented An Introvert on the Podium at the ACDA Eastern Division in March 2018

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Creative Activity

2020-2021

  • Denis DiBlasio performed at Exit 0 Jazz Festival in Cape May in September 2020
  • Denis DiBlasio was interviewed by Jazz Empresario Bret Primack in September 2020
  • Tom Fusco created various sets with Stage Rats, LLC. in the South Jersey and Philadelphia region

2019-2020

  • Vincent Du Beau presented a dissertation titled Music Technology As a Course of Study: Why High Schools Students Take It and Using Systems Thinking to Build a Comprehensive Curriculum to Support Them in August 2019
  • Terry Fox introduced dance films at Dream Dance The Arts of Ed Emschwiller at Light Box Film Center in November 2019
  • Joseph Higgins directed the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band at the Fourth of July Concert at Constitution Hall in July 2019
  • Joseph Higgins directed The Engulfed Cathedral at California University and Polytechnic University in March 2020
  • Elisabeth Hostetter directed The Lion in Winter at the Ritz Theatre Company in March 2020
  • Michael Dean Morgan produced “Performances Up Close” Series at Princeton University in 2019 and 2020
  • Michael Dean Morgan dialect coached the production of Master Harold and the Boys at EgoPo Classic Theatre in March and April 2020
  • Michael Dean Morgan dialect coached the production of Egoli (A South African Drama) at the EgoPo Classic Theatre in March and April 2020
  • Jeffrey Otto cowrote the song Driftin' with Railroad Earth's Tim Carbone for the 2020 Railroad Earth Album "All for the Song" in Spring 2020
  • Lane Savadove produced And Tell Sad Tales of the Death of Queens by Tennessee Williams at the Provincetown Theater Festival in September 2019
  • Lane Savadove directed Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard at the EgoPo Classic Theater in March and April 2020
  • Christopher Thomas directed the ACDA - Eastern Division at the Hochstein School in March 2020
  • Alexander Timofeev performed Wind Fairy, for Orchestra (2019) at the Rachmaninoff Hall in November 2019
  • Alexander Timofeev performed Antiphon for the Angels, for Mezzo-soprano, Mixed Choir, Organ, Orchestral Winds and Percussion (2019) at Pfleeger Hall in December 2019
  • Alexander Timofeev was invited to perform Tchaikovsky's Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra (Ballet Imperial) at the Pennsylvania Ballet Company in May 2020
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Recital of Women Composers at the Northern Lights Music Festival in July 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Teaching Artistry at Jacobs Music in November 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Teaching Artistry at Jacobs Music in February 2020

2018-2019

  • Denis DiBlasio was interviewed by Jazz Empresario Monk Rowe in May 2019
  • Mathieu Gendreau produced Lenny Kravitz's Low in September 2018
  • Anthony Hostetter produced Six Years Forever Lost: Manya Frydman Perel's Shoah Experience at Bunce Studio Theatre in October 2018
  • Michael Dean Morgan appeared in Manifest on NBC National TV Network in February 2019
  • Michael Dean Morgan performed a principal role in the production of Mamma Mia at the Bucks County Playhouse in Summer 2019
  • Christopher Roche directed the Witness for the Prosecution at the Bristol Riverside Theatre in May and June 2019
  • Lane Savadove produced Company by Samuel Beckett at the Provincetown Theater Festival in September 2018
  • Lane Savadove produced Master Harold and the Boys by Athol Fugard at the Latvian Society in April 2019
  • Timothy Schwarz released After Prometheus from Albany Records in Spring 2019
  • Timothy Schwarz performed a European Concert Tour at various concert halls in Italy and United Kingdom in January 2019
  • Timothy Schwarz performed a Concert Tour of South America and taught masterclasses at various concert halls in Colombia and Brazil in May and June 2019
  • Christopher Thomas directed the New Jersey All-State Choir at the NJ-PAC & Oceans Casino in November 2018
  • Christopher Thomas directed the Cecil County Honors at Perryville High School in November 2018
  • Christopher Thomas directed the Delaware All-State Choir in Delaware in February 2019
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Rachmaninoff 2nd Piano Concerto at Northern Lights Music Festival in July 2018
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Teaching Artistry at Jacobs Music in September 2018

2017-2018

  • Denis DiBlasio performed on DiBlasio's YouTube Channel from 2013 to now
  • Michael Dean Morgan performed a principal role in the off-Broadway production of Goldstein at The Actor's Temple in Spring 2018
  • Michael Dean Morgan performed a principal role in teh Philadelphia production of Company (The Musical) at the 11th Hour Theatre Company in Spring 2018
  • Michael Dean Morgan directed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Princeton University in Summer 2018
  • Lane Savadove produced Lydie Breeze Trilogy at the Christ Church Neighborhood Theater from January 2018 to May 2018
  • Timothy Schwarz performed a Concert Tour of Europe at various concert halls in Greece, Austria, and United Kingdom in May and June 2018
  • Christopher Thomas directed the Connecticut Choral Festival at Western Connecticut State University in October 2017
  • Veda Zuponcic performed Schumann Piano Quintet at the Veda Zuponcic Auditorium in July 2017

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Grant Awards

2020-2021

  • Michael Dean Morgan was awarded a scholarly research grant from the 2020 Dorothy Mennen Research Grant to support the study, Quarantine Stories by the Theatre Story Archivein November 2020

2018-2019

  • Andrea Hunt was awarded a scholarly research grant from Rowan University's Seed Funds to support the study, The Rowan/Camden Expressive Arts Collaborative: A Pilot Study of the Feasibility of a Collaborative Exploratory Expressive Arts Group as a Strengths-Based Approach to Enhance Resilience in Underserved Adolescents in Camden, in June 2019
  • Michael Dean Morgan was awarded a scholarly research grant from Rowan University's Seed Funds to support the study, Theatre Story Archive, in July 2018

2017-2018

  • Davide Ceriani was awarded a fellowship grant from the John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, to pursue a scholarly research titled Defining Italian Cultural Identity in American Urban Centers Through Opera from Mass Migration to World War II (1881-1941), November 2017​ through July 2018
  • Lane Savadove was awarded the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage Grant for the production of Lydie Breeze Trilogy in Spring 2018

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Publications

2020-2021

2019-2020

  • Rick Dammers published "Practical Music Education Technology" by Oxford University Press in April 2020
  • Anthony Hostetter published “Review of Theatre in Europe Under German Occupation” in Theatre Survey in January 2020

2018-2019

  • Davide Ceriani published the book chapter “‘Under the Florentine Sky, with the Clarity of Latin Thought’: Italian Music Critics and the 1934 Meeting of the International Society for Contemporary Music,” in Music Criticism, 1900-1950, eds. Jordi Ballester and German Gan Quesada (Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2018), pp. 421-440
  • Davide Ceriani published the book chapter “Cleofonte Campanini negli Stati Uniti,” in Cleofonte Campanini da Parma al Nuovo Mondo, eds. Federica Biancheri and Giuseppe Martini (Parma: Casa della Musica, 2019), pp. 71-81
  • Rick Dammers published "Technology in Instructional Settings" by Oxford University Press in The Oxford Handbook of Pre-Service Music Teacher Education in the United States in March 2019
  • Denis DiBlasio published "Chromatic Etudes and Sound Patterns for Saxophone" in Almitra Music Co. in February 2019
  • Joseph Higgins published "Teacher Resource Guide: American Symphony by Adam Schoenberg” in Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Vol. 11 in December 2018

2017-2018

  • Davide Ceriani published the article “Romantic Nostalgia and Wagnerismo During the Age of Verismo: The Case of Alberto Franchetti” in Nineteenth-Century Music Review, Vol. 14, Issue 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 211-242
  • Davide Ceriani published the book chapter “Oreste and Alberto Bimboni, Florentine Musicians in America: Their International Career and How They Influenced the American Musical Scene,” in Winona, “All-Indian Opera” by Florentine-American Composer Alberto Bimboni (1882-1960) and the Italian Contribution to the Indianist Movement in American Music Culture, ed. Aloma Bardi (Ann Arbor: ICAMus, 2018), pp. 6-19
  • Denis DiBlasio published "Jazz Solos for Flute" in Almitra Music Co. in February 2018
  • Anthony Hostetter published "Review of Designers' Shakespeare" in Theatre Design & Technology in September 2017
  • Gail Priest published "Eastern Shore Shorts" by Cat and Mouse Press in April 2018

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