Dr. Matthew DelCiampo
Matthew DelCiampo earned his Ph.D. in Musicology from Florida State University. His research examines the ways in which contemporary musicians have made specific places the focal points of their music in order to counteract perceived negative impacts of larger forces–globalization, suburbanization, and anthropogenic climate change. Dr. DelCiampo earned his Master of Music degree in Ethnomusicology from Florida State University and his Bachelor of Music degree in Percussion Performance and Music Management from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. His Master’s thesis analyzed how Hindu call-and-response chant–known as kirtan–is represented and commodified within the American yoga industry.
For many years he has been a dance accompanist and has worked with internationally-recognized choreographers at institutions and festivals such as Florida State University, Wesleyan University, the American Dance Festival, DanceMasters (Wesleyan University), and the American College Dance Festival Association Southeast Conference. One of his compositions for dance was recently presented at the 2016 Chicago Fringe Festival.
Dr. DelCiampo is an active percussionist and continues to perform in a variety of contexts. His research interests include ecomusicology, popular music, contemporary classical music, modern dance, music and movement, and dance film.