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Matteo Magarotto

Assistant Teaching Professor

Matteo Magarotto holds a PhD in musicology with a minor in music theory from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (2016). He has also received degrees from Università degli Studi di Milano (MA, musicology; BA, cultural heritage studies) and the Conservatorio di Novara (piano diploma). Prior to his appointment at UMKC, Magarotto taught at Cincinnati (where he received the Exemplary Initiative Award for his pedagogical work with graduate assistants) and was a one-year Visiting Scholar at Cornell University. 

Magarotto teaches the undergraduate music history survey, general education courses, research and bibliography, and graduate courses in musicology.

His work focuses on Mozart, music analysis, popular music, and disability. He has presented research at meetings of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, AMS chapters, the Gesellschaft fu?r Musiktheorie, the European Music Analysis Conference, and the Music and Philosophy Study Group of the Royal Musical Association. Recent publications include “Nonlinear Temporality in Mozart’s Instrumental Music” (Music Research Forum, 2016) and “The Hero’s Journey: Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony no. 3, Eroica” (A-R Online Music Anthology). A committed pedagogue, Magarotto has presented on team learning, addressing biases in Western music, and inclusive approaches for students with disabilities at sessions of the Teaching Music History Conference. He is also currently developing a website of resources for “Disabilities in the Music History Classroom.”