Graduate Student (2nd Year) 

Michele Segretario is a second-year graduate student in Musicology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research project about cultural mobility, Traveling Sounds, examines the Southern Italian diaspora through the study of sound migrations related to religion, everyday working practices, and entertainment as they are now reproduced in some areas of the United States. Michele is also working on a survey about the relationship between nostalgia, place, and techno music. His interests include popular music and media studies. He completed his BA (Music Disciplines) and MA (Musicology) at the Università degli Studi di Palermo (Italy). 

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“L’opera in breve“, Programme of Teatro Massimo (Palermo – ITALIA) for “La Traviata” – 2013

Conference Papers

“Beyond Text: Dramaturgy and Ways of Knowing”, Messaggeri della Conoscenza, University of Palermo – ITALIA, January 10, 2014
“Considerations about Skyros’ Carnival” – Etnomusicologia Siciliana Fuori di Casa, Palermo – ITALIA, April 7, 2010
“Fisherman’s Feast in Boston’s North End,” UNC-KCL Joint Graduate Music Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, August, 28, 2016.

Teaching Assistant:

  • Rock History (MUSC 143)
  • Introduction to Jazz (MUSC 145)
  • Music and Politics (MUSC 291)