Dr. Panizza’s Doctoral Seminar “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush”: American Art Song as Praxis was a collaboration of ICAMus with The University of Florence Dipartimento SAGAS - Doctoral School, Profs. Mila De Santis and Marco Mangani. Together with her Introduction to the May 18, 2022 workshop, Dr. Panizza’s presentation is published (PDF) as part of her seminar with the doctoral students. In English, with illustrations including original texts & documents, and visual art.
Dr. Panizza’s lecture focuses on performing the American Art Song repertoire as a creative process, inseparable from that of composition.
Please read, view and download the lecture HERE.
In the photo above: Dr. Nicole Panizza presenting on “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush”: American Art Song as Praxis at the University of Florence Dipartimento SAGAS - Doctoral School on May 18, 2022.
In the image below: The Hutchinson Family Singers (1845), Daguerreotype; Artist Unknown; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005. The Hutchinson Family Singers were an American popular music act who made their singing debut in the late 1830s. They sang sentimental, patriotic tunes and also more socially engaged songs.
Dr. Nicole Panizza (Coventry University, UK, and ICAMus Advisory Board) is a performer and a scholar specializing in the American Art Song.
Please visit Dr. Nicole Panizza’s Website.
In the photo below: Composer Libby Larsen. Her art songs were explored in Dr. Panizza’s May 18, 2022 lecture at the University of Florence, and in her workshop with the doctoral students. Photo from the Composer’s Facebook Page - © Libby Larsen.
Learn more about the May 18, 2022 ICAMus Doctoral Seminar of Dr. Nicole Panizza at the University of Florence HERE.
Learn more about the May 16-18, 2022 ICAMus events in Florence, The American Art Song: Poets and Composers from the United States, a project directed by Aloma Bardi and Nicole Panizza HERE.
Find out more on this ICAMus 2022 Project at THIS PAGE.
In the photo below: Detail of the main Entrance Hall of the SAGAS Department (Storia, Archeologia, Geografia, Arte e Spettacolo) of the University of Florence, at whose Doctoral School-Music and Performing Arts Dr. Panizza taught her Seminar “Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush”: American Art Song as Praxis on May 18, 2022.