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Dr. Giuliano Graniti - DMA

Giuliano Graniti

Assistant Professor of Music
Department of Media, Culture, and the Arts

Website: http://www.giulianograniti.com

  • Macon - Arts Building - Room 140
    Phone: (478) 471-5772
Office Hours: Monday/Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Biography: Giuliano Graniti regularly performs in Europe, Asia, and the United States as both soloist and chamber musician, giving recitals in international concert halls, such as: Teatro Comunale in Firenze, Teatro La Fenice in Venezia, Ehrbar Saal in Vienna, Vahdat Hall in Tehran, Stelio Molo Auditorium in Lugano, and Corbett Auditiorium in Cincinnati. His latest recoding, for Klavier Music Production, features John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music, with the CCM Wind Symphony conducted by Dr. Kevin Holzman. ​A music recording of his doctoral project, an arrangement for piano of Prokofiev's Symphony no. 5, is in schedule for the near future. ​

His activity as a scholar covers piano pedagogy and literature. He regularly presents at local and national conferences about various topics. “Close Your Eyes and Make Music: A Case Study in Teaching Students with Visual Impairments,” at the MTNA National Conference 2021, focused on the concepts of flexibility and variability as experienced in tutoring a talented visual impaired studio-mate. In his lecture-recital “Music as an Instrument of Negotiation between Cultural Identities: The Case of Native American Music According to Louis W. Ballard and Alberto E. Ginastera,” he explored the fusion of Native American music and post-tonal technique in the works of Louis W. Ballard and Alberto E. Ginastera as a successful tool for intercultural exchange. ​

He is also interested in the potential of the internet technology for helping college level piano education. Using advanced and preferably non-mainstream technology applied to the class piano instruction is one of his primary research areas, with the goal of contributing to create a system with improved access, content, and durability, and aiming for student inclusiveness and technological sustainability. He is the inventor of the patent-pending Piano OpenLab, a Linux virtual piano lab infrastructure for improved, innovative, and sustainable group piano instruction.

​He has earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy in Italy and Switzerland. Among his teachers and mentors there are Michael Chertock, Nora Doallo, Andrea Lucchesini, and Aldo Ciccolini.
Courses: - Applied Piano.
- Group Piano & Functional Piano Skills I, II, III, IV.
- Intermediate Music Theory I & II.
- Sight Singing III & IV.
- Commercial Music Theory.
- Special Topics in Music.
- Perspectives on Music & Society.
- Music Appreciation.
Education: 1) DMA in Piano Performance, 2022.
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio.

2) Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy – Piano, 2016.
Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland.

3) Master in Operatore Musicale per Orchestre Infantili e Giovanili, 2015.
Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy.

4) Master’s Degree in Chamber Music, 2014.
Conservatorio di Musica Frescobaldi, Ferrara, Italy.

5) Master’s Degree in Piano Performance, 2014.
Conservatorio di Musica Frescobaldi, Ferrara, Italy.

6) Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance, 2008.
Conservatorio di Musica Schipa, Lecce, Italy.
CV: http://www.giulianograniti.com/_files/ugd/0f04a2_1d3cccd13a8a4de09338fc8d828c97e1.pdf
Professional Experience: 1) Middle Georgia State University, Macon GA.
Assistant Professor of Music. Since Fall 2022.

2) Mercer University, Townsend School of Music, Macon GA.
Visiting Professor in Piano. Spring 2022.

3) Wilmington College, Wilmington OH.
Adjunct Professor of Piano. Fall 2020 to Spring 2021.

4) University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Cincinnati OH.
Instructor of Piano, Fall 2019 to Fall 2021; Head GA in Fall 2021.

5) Italian Public School System, Middle School. Firenze, Italy.
Teacher for 11-13 yo students with special needs. Fall 2016 to Spring 2018.
Professional Affiliations: - Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
- Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA)
- National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
- College Music Society (CMS)
Awards and Honors: - Collaborative Research Advancement Program Pilot Grant for the "Piano OpenLab" application. University of Cincinnati, OH. 2023.
- Learning experience & Design Grant. Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH. 2020.
- Runner up in Mozart Concerto competition. CCM Cincinnati, OH. 2019.
- 1st prize and Baroque prize at Antonio Salieri Competition. Legnato, Italy. 2015.
- 1st prize at Terra degli Imperiali Competition. Francavilla F.na, Italy. 2011.
- 1st prize at Magnificat Lupiae Competition. Lecce, Italy. 2010.
- 1st prize at Florestano Rossomandi Competition. Bovino, Italy. 2008.
- 1st prize at Mendelssohn Cup Competition. Taurisano, Italy. 2004.
- 1st prize at La Vallonea Competition. Tricase, Italy. 2003.
- 1st prize at Città di Barletta Competition. Barletta, Italy. 2000.
Publications: Music recordings, presentations, and publications are listed in my CV.

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