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Giulio Ongaro

Giulio OngaroGiulio M. Ongaro was born in Venice, Italy and was educated at the Liceo Classico Marco Polo and at the Università degli Studi di Venezia (Dept. of Economics).  While a student, he continued his involvement in music, playing in several pop groups and studying classical flute.  After completing his military service, he transferred to the University of Iowa, where he received a B.M. in flute performance (with distinction) in 1978.  Subsequently he studied musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he completed a thesis on fourteenth-century Italian madrigals for his M.A, and a dissertation on the singing chapel of St. Mark’s (Venice) in the sixteenth century for his Ph.D.  His research fields range from the Italian Trecento to the early Baroque: he has widely published on these topics in leading European and American journals.  He has contributed several important articles (including "Venice to 1600") to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the foremost reference work on music, and his monograph Music of the Renaissance was published in 2004.  Dr. Ongaro was a member of the musicology faculty and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music before becoming Dean of the Conservatory of Music.

Giulio Ongaro
Conservatory of Music
University of the Pacific
3601 Pacific Ave
Stockton CA 95211