Alessio Olivieri

Assistant Professor of Music History
Area of Focus: Music History
Ph.D. Musicology, University of California, Riverside
M.M. Classical Guitar Performance, Manhattan School of Music
M.M. (summa cum laude) Music Technology/Publishing, C. Pollini Conservatory, Padua, Italy
Diploma (B.M.+ M.M.) Classical Guitar, C. Pollini Conservatory, Padua, Italy
B.M. Musicology, C. Pollini Conservatory, Padua, Italy

Dr. Alessio Olivieri is a native Italian musicologist and classical guitarist. He is an Assistant Professor in Music History at the Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and a Research Associate at the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music (CILAM) at the University of California Riverside.

Before coming to UNL, he served as a guitar instructor at Nebraska Wesleyan University and the PennWest Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and as an Associate Instructor at the University of California Riverside. His research examines realism and verismo in the Spanish musical theater at the crossroads of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Other research interests include Italian chamber romances (art songs) of the 19th century —with his book Le romanze da salotto di Michele Bellucci. Le edizioni a stampa e i manoscritti autografi (2010). His MM graduate thesis, titled “Il Tenebrismo: la chitarra della noche oscura da Manuel de Falla ad Angelo Gilardino,” introduced the concept of “tenebrism” as a new poetic in the 20th century guitar repertoire. He has presented his scholarship at national and international conferences in the U.S., Italy, and Australia. As a professional classical guitarist, he has performed throughout the U.S., Italy, Australia, and New Zealand, especially as a duo with his wife, soprano Elisa Ramon.

Dr. Olivieri holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of California Riverside, a Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Manhattan School of Music (New York City), and a Master of Music (summa cum laude) in Music Publishing, a Diploma in Classical Guitar, and a Bachelor of Music in Musicology all from the Cesare Pollini Conservatory in Padua, Italy.


MUSC 485/885 Music of the Classical Period
MUSC 836 Intro to Graduate Studies in Music I
MUSC 498/898 Special Topics: Latin American Classical Music
MUSC 488/888 Music of the Romantic Period
MUNM/MUSC 198 Special Topics: Latin American Folk and Popular Music

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