Dr. Valeria Wenderoth

Lecturer in Music

Valeria Wenderoth earned her M.A and then her Ph.D. in Musicology (2004) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa after studies at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, Italy, where she received the Diploma of Classical Guitar (Superior Level) in 1985. Her research interests are nineteenth-century French and Italian opera, with particular focus on the association between text and music and on social and political issues. After her doctoral studies she was invited to read her papers at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Besides publishing a textbook on twentieth-century music, Dr. Wenderoth also wrote music criticism for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. She was a fellow at the Institute of Music and Opera (2007), sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Colombia Graduate School of Journalism.

Since 2001 Dr. Wenderoth has offered courses at UHM on music history, music of the Romantic era and music appreciation. She has also taught Italian language and culture as well as Italian film. In addition, she worked at the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.