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Faculty Focus Lecture Series
"Music and Mind: A View from the Renaissance"
Professor Giuseppe Gerbino
Giuseppe Gerbino is Professor of Music at Columbia University, New York. His research interests include the Italian madrigal, the relationship between music and language in the early modern period, early opera, and Renaissance theories of cognition and sense perception. He is the author of Canoni ad Enigmi: Pier Francesco Valentini e l’artificio canonico nella prima metà del Seicento (Rome, 1995), and Music and the Myth of Arcadia in Renaissance Italy (Cambridge, 2009), which won the 2010 Lewis Lockwood Award of the American Musicological Society. He is currently working on a book on “Music, Mind, and Soul in the Renaissance,” which explores the role that music played in the sixteenth-century understanding of the mind/body relationship. In 2013, Columbia honored him with the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award, which recognizes faculty who demonstrate unusual merit in scholarship, university citizenship, and professional involvement. Prof. Gerbino chaired the Department of Music from 2011 to 2014.