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Giuseppina La Face

Alma Mater Honorary Professor

Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna

Adjunct professor

Department of Biomedical and Neuromotor Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Violinist and musicologist, former teacher of History of Music at the Conservatory of Bologna.
Since 1993 she has been teaching at the University of Bologna, first as an associate professor for Modern and Contemporary Music History, then (since 2000) as full professor of Music History and Pedagogy of Music. Since 2007 to 2018 she has been the Director of the Dipartimento di Musica e Spettacolo (since 2012: Dipartimento delle Arti) at the University of Bologna. Since 2008 to 2014 she has been sitting on the Academic Senate of the same University.
She is the general editor of the international musicological periodical Il Saggiatore musicale (Florence: Olschki, 1994ff.). She has organized international conferences on Musica urbana: il problema dell'inquinamento musicale (Bologna 2002; proceedings Bologna: CLUEB, 2004) as well as on Educazione musicale e Formazione (Bologna 2005; proceedings Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2008) and La musica tra conoscere e fare (Bologna 2008; proceedings Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2010). In 2011 she founded Musica Docta, an open access, peer-reviewed journal for Music Education. In 2012 she founded a Study Group of the International Musicological Society on “Transmission of Knowledge as a Primary Aim in Music Education”.
Her specialized fields include:
- Italian vocal polyphony of the late 15th century (Gli strambotti del codice estense α.F.9,9, Florence: Olschki, 1990; Le rime di Serafino Aquilano in musica, with A. Rossi, Florence: Olschki, 1999);
- la liederistica schubertiana (La casa del Mugnaio. Ascolto e interpretazione della ‘Schöne Müllerin', Firenze, Olschki, 2003, 322 pp., «Historiae Musicae Cultores», CII; ed. ted.Das Haus des Müllers. Zur Interpretation von Franz Schuberts Liedzyklus “Die schöne Müllerin”, Wien, Praesens-Verlag, 2013; ‘La trota' fra canto e suoni, «Il Saggiatore musicale», XII, 2005/1; ed. ted. Schuberts „Forelle“. Eine didaktische Annäherung an den musikalischen Sinn, in "Musik in Baden-Württemberg", XX, 2013); Creativity and Images in Two Schubert Lieder: A Didactic Approach, in Musica Docta, IV (2014), pp. 75-92.
- Pedagogy and Didactics of Music (La didattica dell'ascolto = special issue of Musica e Storia, XIV/3, 2006; Educazione musicale e Formazione, ed. G. La Face and F. Frabboni, Milan: FrancoAngeli, 2008); Musicology and Music Pedagogy: An Unnatural Divorce, in Journal of Music History Pedagogy, V (2014), pp.157-163; Italian Musicologists and the Challenge of Music Pedagogy, in Musica Docta, VI (2016), pp.1-18; Essenzielles Wissen und grundlegende Kompetenzen: das Largo concertato aus Giuseppe Verdis Macbeth, in Musica Docta, VIII (2018), pp.1-25; Women in Music: the Case of Italian Opera, in Health and Gender: Resilience and Vulnerability Factors for Women’s Health in the Contemporary Society, a cura di Ilaria Tarricone e Anita Riecher-Rössler, Berlin: Springer, 2019, pp. 79-89; L’ascolto riflessivo. Musica per conoscere e da conoscere, in Pedagogia dell’espressione artistica, a cura di Michele Caputo e Giorgia Pinelli, Milano: Angeli, 2019, pp. 95-106; Оpernoe isskusstvo v istorii i sovremennosti: didaktičeskij vyzov / Opera in History and Modernity: A Didactic Challenge, in Opera v musykal’nom teatre: istorija i sovremennost’, a cura di I.P. Susidko, Moskva: RАМ Imeni Gnesinych, 2019, vol. I, pp. 111-119 (in collaborazione con Lorenzo Bianconi); Music Pedagogy in Relation to Musicology and Educational Sciences: Three Areas of Intervention, in Arti Musices: Hrvatski Muzikološki Zbornik, LI/1 (2020), pp. 95-109 (in collaborazione con Carla Cuomo).