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Alexandra Amati

HAA Appointed Director

ALEXANDRA AMATI, PhD ’95, music (and P ’15), is an Italian musicologist specializing in the Italian Renaissance, especially the madrigal, Italian opera, feminist criticism, Romantic piano music, and German Baroque choral music. She received a laurea (AB/AM equivalent) in Slavic studies and philology from the University of Pisa (Italy). Amati is a professor of music emerita at the University of San Francisco and has taught at the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at San Francisco State, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and in the graduate program of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She holds an associate position in the music department at Harvard University and teaches at the Harvard Extension School.

Amati is a professional program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for many Bay Area organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, and the San Francisco Bach Choir. She has served (or is currently serving) on several committees of the American Musicological Society, on several boards of directors, and is a past president of the Harvard Club of San Francisco. She is currently the president of the Harvard University Choir SIG.

*Ex-Officio Member as HAA Appointed Director