El Paso, Texas
Early Music Skills & Interests
Recorder, Viola Da Gamba
Early Music Affiliations
Board Member -Other, Educator, Music/Artistic Director, Music Librarian, Musicologist, Writer
Lindsey Macchiarella joined the music faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso in Fall 2015. She currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Instruction and is musicology area coordinator and is P.I. for the NEA-funded Early Music Latin America Festival https://www.utep.edu/liberalarts/music/outreach/musicology-area/early-music-latin-america-festival.html
She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Riverside, and a Masters in Musicology and certificate in Early Music Studies from Florida State University. In 2016, she completed her PhD with a focus in musicology from Florida State University. Her area of specialization is early modernism in fin-de-siècle France and Russia and her recent studies have focused on the sketches and libretto of Aleksandr Skryabin’s (Alexander Scriabin) unfinished work, Prefatory Action.
Dr. Macchiarella is also an early music performer on the recorder and viola da gamba. She regularly puts on public outreach lecture-recitals with Sprezzatura, an early music performing group based in El Paso. She is the founder and director of the UTEP Early Music ensemble and Collegium Musicum and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Viola da Gamba Society of America. She is the 2023 recipient of the Thomas Binkley Award from Early Music America.
She has presented her research at local and national musicology and interdisciplinary conferences, including the 2014 and 2017 National Conferences of the American Musicological Society. She is published in Music in Art and Keyboard Perspectives. Her latest research project is a reception study of Aleksandr Skryabin.
You can hear more about Dr. Macchiarella’s life and research in her recent radio interview: https://www.ktep.org/show/we-are-ut-el-paso/2023-11-13/lindsey-macchiarella-and-musicology