About

Review Editor, Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Music. University of Kentucky.

Licenciate in Fine Arts, Music. Universidad Central de Venezuela.

 

Publications

Articles in journals and edited volumes:

L. Pita. 2020. “Teresa Carreño’s Concerts in Caracas: Constructions of Gender, Virtuosity and Patriotism.” Escena: Revista de las Artes (Universidad de Costa Rica) 79, No. 2. https://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/escena/article/view/40163

L. Pita. 2017. “‘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. D. Bomberger. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press.

C. Rodríguez, L. Pita, M. L. Arencibia, and A. Quiaro. 2017. “Ellas resuenan: Homenaje a Teresa Carreño.” Revista musical de Venezuela 54. http://revistamusicaldevenezuela.com.ve/2017/11/13/dosier-ellas-resuenan-homenaje-a-teresa-cerreno/

Dissertation and thesis:

“Teresa Carreño’s Early Years in Caracas: Intersections of Piano Virtuosity, Gender and Nation-Building in the Nineteenth Century.” Ph.D. diss., University of Kentucky, 2019. https://uknowledge.uky.edu/music_etds/134/

“Presencia de la obra de Edward MacDowell en el repertorio de Teresa Carreño: Revisión de programas de concierto, correspondencia, reseñas de prensa y otros documentos en el Archivo Histórico de Teresa Carreño” (The Presence of Edward MacDowell’s Works in the Repertory of Teresa Carreño: Examination of Concert Programs, Correspondence, Concert Reviews and other Documents of the Historical Archive of Teresa Carreño in Caracas). Thesis, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1999.

Encyclopedia entries:

L. Pita. 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.

Curated editions of music:

L. Pita and J. F. Sans. 2017. Teresa Carreño: Romance for Violin and Piano. Blacksburg, VA: Cayambis Music Press.

J. F. Sans and L. Pita. 2017. Teresa Carreño: Serenade for String Orchestra. Blacksburg, VA: Cayambis Music Press.

J. F. Sans and L. Pita. 2008. Teresa Carreño: Obras para piano. Caracas: Universidad Central de Venezuela, Fondo Editorial de Humanidades y Educación.

 

 

Projects


  • A cultural biography of Venezuelan pianist and composer Teresa Carreño.

  • Women and the salon culture in 19th-century Latin America.

  • Touring instrumentalists in the Americas in the 19th century

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Sep. 26-27, 2020. “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, Fall Virtual Meeting.

 
Nov. 6, 2019. “Enlightenment, Associationism, and National-Identity Formation in the down of Independence: A Reinterpretation of Francisco Isnardi’s Article of 1811 in the Mercurio venezolano on the Flourishing of Music in Caracas and the Philharmonic Academies.” IV Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean. Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
 
Nov. 5, 2019. Presenter and Coordinator of the Discussion Table “Women as Creators, Interpreters, Consumers, and Producers of Musical Practices in 19th-Century Latin America: A Cultural Approach.” Paper presented: “Feminine Exceptionality and Cultural Representation in the Reception of Teresa Carreño in Hispanic America, 1862-1917.” IV Conference of the International Musicological Society – Regional Association for Latin America and the Caribbean. Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires.
 
Nov. 2, 2019. “The Politics of Concert-Making: Nation-Building and the Formation of the Public Sphere of Music in Early Nineteenth-Century Caracas.” National Conference of the American Musicological Society. Boston, MA.
 
July 11, 2019. “Teresa Carreño’s Private Concerts in Venezuela, Cuba, and the United States, 1862-1866.” Sixth Biennial North American Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Memberships

American Musicological Society

International Alliance for Women in Music

International Musicological Society: Latin American and the Caribbean (ARLAC)

Latin American Studies Association

North American British Music Studies Association

Society for American Music

 

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