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. Before coming to Harvard for her doctorate, she received her Laurea (AB/AM equivalent) in Slavic Studies and Philology from the University of Pisa (Italy). She is Professor of Music at the University of San Francisco and has taught at Harvard (in the College, the Extension, and the Summer Schools), at UC Davis, and in the graduate program of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She currently teaches for the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at UC Berkeley as well. She is a professional program annotator and pre-concert lecturer for many Bay Area organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Opera, the San Francisco Bach Choir, and others. She has served (or is currently serving) on several committees of the American Musicological Society, and on several Boards of Directors and is now the President of the Harvard Club of San Francisco.