Assistant Professor of Music
Music and poetry of the late Renaissance. The sixteenth-century Italian madrigal. Theory and analysis. Popular music and songwriting.
An assistant professor of musicology at Brandeis since Fall 2008, Seth Coluzzi is a scholar of the music and culture of late-Renaissance Italy. Focusing on the musical settings of poet Battista Guarini's play Il pastor fido by composers such as Marenzio, Monteverdi, and Wert, Seth's research examines issues of interpretation, analysis, mode, and identity in the Italian madrigal. Seth received his doctorate in 2007 from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where his dissertation, "Structure and Interpretation in Luca Marenzio's Settings of Il pastor fido," was awarded the Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology. In 2007, Seth served as an academic fellow at the Australian National University in Australia's capital city, Canberra.
In addition to the Italian Renaissance, Seth's research interests include the symphony and chamber music of the nineteenth century and popular music, particularly the works of 1960s artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
Alongside his scholarly work, Seth is an active singer-songwriter and a performer of ballet and Javanese gamelan.
University of North Carolina, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, M.A.
University of Rochester, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2012)
Lila Wallace – Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund (2011)
Ahmanson Fellow, Villa I Tatti, Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2010)
Theodore and Jane Norman Fund (2009)
Glen Haydon Award for an Outstanding Dissertation in Musicology (2007)
Rey M. Longyear Prize for Outstanding Student Paper (2007)
Phi Beta Kappa Society, University of Rochester (1998)
UNC-Chapel Hill Graduate School Merit Based Assistantship (1998)
|MUS||1a||Introduction to Music|
|MUS||101a||Theory and Musicianship I: Part 1|
|MUS||101b||Theory and Musicianship I: Part 2|
|MUS||131a||History of Music I: Ancient through Early Baroque|
|MUS||133a||Classic and Romantic Music|
|MUS||171a||Form and Analysis|
|MUS||185a||Proseminar in Music of the Renaissance|
|MUS||212a||Seminar: Analyzing Early Music (1300-1600)|
|MUS||213b||Seminar in Music of the Renaissance|