About

Laura Pita, PhD
Publications

Pita, Laura. “Teresa Carreño’s Revival: Nationalism, Feminism, and the Historical Imagination.” In Music and Cultural Identity in 20th-Century Venezuela. Edited by Adriana Ponce. Singapore: Jenny Stanford. Forthcoming.

Pita, Laura. “Teresa Carreño’s Concerts in Caracas: Constructions of Gender, Virtuosity and Patriotism.” Escena: Revista de las Artes (Universidad de Costa Rica) 79, No. 2 (2020): 148-73.

Pita, Laura. “‘No MacDowell, No Carreño:’ Teresa Carreño’s Contributions to the Dissemination of Edward MacDowell’s Piano Music.” In “Very Good for an American:” Essays on Edward MacDowell, edited by E. Douglas Bomberger, 53-81. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2017.

Rodríguez, Clara, Laura Pita, María Luisa Arencibia, and Adriana Quiaro. Dossier “Ellas resuenan: Homenaje a Teresa Carreño.” Revista musical de Venezuela 54 (2017): 141-87.

Pita, Laura. 2013. “Achúcarro, Joaquín,” “Carreño, Teresa,” “Dudamel, Gustavo,” “Lorenz-Abreu, Ricardo,” and “Sanromá, José María.” In The Grove Dictionary of American Music, second edition, edited by Charles Hiroshi Garret. NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Zerpa, Levis y Laura Pita. “Sistemas formales y semántica musical: Una aproximación metodológica a la relación entre música y lenguaje.¨In Seminario Sonidos y Pensamiento: Reflexiones filosóficas sobre la naturaleza de la música, 171’96. No. 17 of Comisión de Estudio Interdisciplinarios Publicaciones. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, 2002.

Pita, Laura and Levis Zerpa. ¨Fundamentos lógicos en la teoría de Iannis Xenakis.¨ Escritos: Revista Universitaria de arte y cultura (Universidad Central de Venezuela) 13, No. 14 (2001): 213-32.

Pita, Laura. “Aponte Ruíz, Lourdes,” “Belisario, Juan Bautista Rosendo,” “Cottier Arce, Rodrigo,” “Dorrego Horna, Rosita,” and “Gómez Ávila, Juan.” In Enciclopedia de la música en Venezuela, edited by José Peñín and Walter Guido. Caracas: Fundación Bigott, 1998.

music Editions

Carreño, Teresa. Romance (for violin and piano). Edited by Laura Pita and Juan Francisco Sans. Blacksburg, VA: Cayambis Music Press, 2017.

Carreño, Teresa. Serenade (for string orchestra). Edited by Juan Francisco Sans and Laura Pita. Blacksburg, VA: Cayambis Music Press, 2017.

Carreño, Teresa. Obras para piano. Edited by Juan Francisco Sans and Laura Pita. Vol. 8 of Clásicos de la literatura pianística venezolana. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Fondo Editorial de Humanidades y Educación, 2008.

PResentations

“’Una mujer incomparable,’ y ‘gloria pianística de América’: Excepcionalidad femenina y representación cultural en la recepción latinoamericana de Teresa Carreño.” (Panel: Representación cultural: Arte y artesanía. Track: Art, Music and Performance Studies.) Latin American Studies Association, 2021 Virtual Congress, May 26-29, 2021.

“’A Distinguished Young Lady’ and ‘Notable Virtuosa’: The Not-So-Trivial Concert Career of Eugénie Barnetche in the Americas, 1856-1866.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter Meeting, Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL (virtual), Sep. 26, 2020.

“La Ilustración, el asociacionismo, y la formación de la identidad nacional en los albores de la Independencia: Una reinterpretación del artículo de Francisco Isnardi de 1811 en el Mercurio Venezolano sobre el florecimiento de la música en Caracas y las academias filarmónicas.” International Musicological Society, Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean, 4th Conference / Sociedad Internacional de Musicología, Asociación Regional para Latinoamérica y el Caribe, IV Conferencia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina, Buenos Aires, November 6, 2019.

“Excepcionalidad femenina y representación cultural en la recepción de Teresa Carreño in Hispano America, 1862-1917.” International Musicological Society, Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean, 4th Conference / Sociedad Internacional de Musicología, Asociación Regional para Latinoamérica y el Caribe, IV Conferencia, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Argentina, Buenos Aires.

“The Politics of Concert-Making: Nation-Building and the Formation of the Public Sphere of Music in Early Nineteenth-Century Caracas.” American Musicological Society, National Conference, Boston, MA, November 2, 2019.

“Teresa Carreño’s Private Concerts in Venezuela, Cuba, and the United States, 1862-1866.” 6th Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, July 11, 2019. 

“The Politics of Concert-Making: Nation-Building and the Formation of the Public Sphere of Music in Early Nineteenth-Century Caracas.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter Meeting, University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, March 30, 2019.

“Construcciones de patriotismo, virtuosismo, y género in la recepción de Teresa Carreño en Caracas en 1862.” 2nd Symposium of Women in Music / II Simposio Internacional de las Mujeres en la Música, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José, February 23, 2018.

“Constructions of Patriotism, Virtuosity and Gender in the Reception of Teresa Carreño’s Concerts in Caracas.” American Women Pianist-Composers: A Celebration of Amy Beach and Teresa Carreño, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, September 15, 2017.

“From Contradance to Merengue: Appropriation and Syncretism in Dance Music of the Caribbean.” Folklore Colloquium, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, March 23, 2011.

“Teresa Carreño’s American Compositions: Gender, Virtuosity, and Musical Intersections in 1860s Concert Life.” Society for American Music, 37th Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH, March 11, 2011.

“‘No Carreño, No MacDowell:’ Teresa Carreño’s Contributions to the Dissemination of Edward MacDowell’s Piano Music,” Edward MacDowell Symposium, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA, December 3, 2010.

“‘She is not Only a Wonderful Child but a Real Genius:’ Teresa Carreño and the Making of a Female Piano Virtuoso in Victorian America.” 16th Annual Conference on Women and Gender Studies. Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, October 30, 2010.

“Teresa Carreño and the Piano Music of Edward MacDowell: New Discoveries in the Carreño Collection in Caracas, Venezuela.” American Musicological Society, Midwest Chapter Meeting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, April 17, 2010.

“Traditional Music of the Caribbean.” Folklore Colloquium, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, November 24, 2008.

“Teresa Carreño and the Piano Music of Edward MacDowell: New Discoveries in the Carreño Collection in Caracas, Venezuela.” Society for American Music, 34th Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, March 1, 2008.

“Nationalism and Virtuosity as Allusion in Teresa Carreño’s Piano Works.” Sounds of Latin America: A Day of Papers and Performances, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, February 9, 2007.

“Teresa Carreño’s Championing of Edward MacDowell’s Piano Music: Concert Programs, Correspondence, and Other Documents in the Carreño Collections at Museo Teresa Carreño in Caracas and at Vassar College.” American Musicological Society, South-Central Chapter Conference, Memphis, TN, March 25, 2006.

“Teresa Carreño como compositora.” III Jornada Nacional de Investigación Universitaria de Género, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Centro de Estudios de la Mujer, Caracas, Julio 17, 2002.

“El repertorio para piano de Teresa Carreño.” III Festival Universitario del Instituto de Estudios Musicals en Homenaje a Teresa Carreño, Museo de Teresa Carreño, Caracas, June 16, 2001.

¨Sistemas formales y semántica musical: Una aproximación metodológica a la relación entre música y lenguaje¨ (in collaboration with Levis Zerpa). Sonidos y Pensamiento: Reflexiones Filosóficas sobre la Naturaleza de la Música, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Comisión de Estudios Interdisciplinarios del Rectorado, Caracas, June 5, 2001.

¨Fundamentos lógicos de la teoría de Iannis Xenakis” (in collaboration with Levis Zerpa). Números y Notas: Reflexiones Matemáticas sobre la Música, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Facultad de Humanidades y Educación, Coordinación de Investigación, Caracas, Junio 27, 2000.

“Presencia de la obra de Edward MacDowell en el repertorio de Teresa Carreño.” Congreso Venezolano de Musicología, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, February 16, 2000.