Carla Colletti, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies and Music Theory
Associate Professor of Music
Music theory


Carla CollettiCarla Colletti holds a PhD in music theory from the University of Iowa, a Masters degree in music performance and composition from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelor of Music in music performance from Millikin University. She joins the Webster faculty after having taught at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Her doctoral dissertation, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Selected Works by Francis Poulenc, explores how methods of inquiry derived from surrealism are applicable to three works by Francis Poulenc. Dr. Colletti's other research interests include 19th-century German Romanticism, 20th-century music and art, and music theory pedagogy.

Dr. Colletti is also an oboist, and in addition to teaching private lessons, she has performed with a variety of ensembles including the Cedar Rapids Symphony, Southeast Iowa Symphony, the Nova Singers, and the Iowa City Chamber Singers.