CFA Faculty Biography

Silvio dos Santos
School of Music
Assistant Professor
Specialization: Musicology

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Gainesville, Fl 32611-7900

Silvio dos Santos is Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Florida. His research explores European and Latin American music from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on issues related to music and cultural identity, intersections between music and politics, and notions of nationalism and multiculturalism in Latin American music. He is the recipient the 2002 Paul A. Pisk Award from the American Musicological Society, as well as several research grants.

Dr. dos Santos has presented papers at national and international conferences, including the Società Italiana di Musicologia, Gesellschaft für Musikforschung, as well as local and national meetings of the American Musicological Society. He has published articles and reviews in the Journal of Musicology, Notes, and the second edition of the American Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. His book Narratives of Identities in Alban Berg's ‘Lulu’ (University of Rochester Press, 2014) explores the crossroads between autobiographical narratives and musical composition in Berg's Lulu, unveiling aspects of encoded social customs, gender identity, and personal experiences within musical structures.

Silvio dos Santos received his PhD in musicology from Brandeis University in 2003, where he worked with Eric Chafe. He holds a MM and a graduate performance certificate in guitar performance from The Boston Conservatory, and a BM from Faculdade Santa Marcelina, São Paulo, Brazil. A classical guitarist, he is an active member of Jacaré Brazil, a multi-instrumental ensemble at the University of Florida.


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