Gina Pellegrino

Adjunct Professor of Music History

Dr. Pellegrino holds the BA in Music and Philosophy from Illinois Wesleyan University, the MM in Music and Literature from the University of Northern Colorado, and the PhD in Musicology with a certificate in Women and Gender Studies from Washington University. Her dissertation focused on Robert Schumann's involvement in the Gesangverein movement, specifically the song clubs he conducted and the partsongs he composed during his Dresden period of 1844-1850. In addition to the unaccompanied chorus music of Schumann, her specialities include 19th-century opera and feminist theory. She presented a paper based on her thesis entitled "A Critical Look at Carmen as Other" in Albuquerque for the Rocky Mountain AMS and at Kent State University for the Midwest AMS chapters. She has given lectures to the staff and docents of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she currently serves as Associate Director of Artistic Administration.