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Institution: Conservatorio di musica Santa Cecilia Rome

Carla Conti


Carla Conti is professor of Choir Conducting and Choral Repertoire at the Conservatory of Music ‘Santa Cecilia’ in Rome. She took her degree in Musicology (Alma Mater University in Bologna) and her Masters in Piano, in Choral Music and Choir Conducting, and in Music Education. Her fields of research: Gender issues; Neapolitan song; Leadership in music communities. Among her publications: a monograph Nobilissime allieve – della musica a Napoli tra Sette e Ottocento (Guida, 2003); De l’ hortus clausus à la chambre de musique: l’enseignement de la musique à Naples dans la première moitié du xixe siècle (Symétrie Lyon, 2016); Zeneide Lebzeltern. Musica e diplomazia al femminile nella Napoli dell’Ottocento (SEDM, 2021). She presented her research works at numerous international conferences/symposia (Helsinki, Bern, Vienna, St. Petersburg, Bruxelles). Among her participations in congress/conferences: 2012 Helsinki, “Kaija Saariaho’s ‘Quatre Instants’ Analysis”; 2017 Berna University) “Ma tu vulive ‘a pizza”. Neapolitan song and cultural tourism; 2017 Vienna, IKM / MDW “A dramatic song: consonances and dissonances of gender issues in the Reform of Music Education in Italy”; Cultural Forum, Saint Petersburg 2019 “Diplomacy and women's contribution to the preservation of musical heritage”; 2020 EhBInternational Days “Au choir come à la guerre. Impact of Gender and power dynamics in the choral conducting practice” (online Bruxelles); 2022 "Gender issues and digitalization in musical careers” at the Conference Ethics and Digitalization IV (online Berlin).

She created Lab 6 in Rome.