Maria Archetto

Associate Professor of Music, Director of Oxford College Chorale and Chamber Ensemble, and Advisor to Oxford Instrumental Music Society

Maria Archetto, Associate Professor of Music, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, where she began her musical studies in piano at the age of nine. She earned the B.S. degree in Music Education, summa cum laude, at Rhode Island College. She was awarded the College's Hohenemser Award for the highest academic achievement in her class, Scholarships for Piano Study, and Honors in Student Teaching. She earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Musicology at the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester, where she held several Graduate Teaching Fellowships and later was appointed Instructor of Music History. Dr. Archetto also taught music history at Nazareth College of Rochester and Syracuse University. She has resided and conducted archival research as a Fulbright Scholar in Verona, Italy and a Delmas Foundation Fellow in Venice, Italy. She is the editor of two volumes of madrigals by the Paduan composer Francesco Portinaro (Garland Press, 1990 and 1991), as well as the author of articles on music history and music education. Since 1992 she has been a faculty member of Oxford College, where she teaches courses in music appreciation, music history, and music theory. She also directs the Oxford Chorale and the Oxford Chamber Ensemble, and is the advisor to the Oxford student Instrumental Music Society. In 1999 along with an Oxford colleague, she was awarded a grant from the Emory Fund for Internationalization to develop a new interdisciplinary course on the culture of the Renaissance in Florence, Italy. In 2007, Dr. Archetto was named a recipient of the Oxford College Career Development Award.


BS| Rhode Island College

MA| University of Rochester

PhD| University of Rochester