Cinzia Scafetta

Vocal and Language (Italian) Tutor

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Cinzia Scafetta provides Italian diction classes at the Birmingham Conservatoire, and teaches students of the Vocal Department how to sing and interpret Italian repertoire. She is also a Visiting Piano - Music Analysis and Context instructor at University of Birmingham.

After graduating in Italian and Music at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" she went on to complete an MA in Music in the United States (Tufts University, MA). In the USA she has been a teaching assistant for several music courses, and a vocal coach for professional recordings for Harmonia Mundi label and Hyperion. She has also been a Visiting Lecturer in Italian Language and Culture (in particular Opera) at Harvard University, where she has been awarded the Harvard Bock Derek Award for 'Excellence in Teaching'.

Moving back to Europe, in Birmingham, she has continued to liaise with Italian, English, and American institutions, by co-ordinating cultural, language, music master classes and exchange programmes, through the Centro Europeo di Studi Rossettiani.

Cinzia is now completing a PhD in Music (expected in 2013) at the University of Birmingham on Renaissance Music. Her interest is on the Three-voice Italian Madrigal, in particular their compositional process and performance context. She is also working on the edition of Three-voice madrigals by Ian Gero and Girolamo Scotto.

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