Valerio Morucci Wins Ingolf Dahl Memorial Prize in Musicology

Alumnus Valerio Morucci (Musicology MA 2011) won the prestigious Ingolf Dahl competition for the outstanding paper by a graduate student at the joint meeting of the Pacific Southwest and Northern California American Musicological Society this weekend at UCLA.

Valerio’s paper entitled, “Secular Patronage at the Orsini Court: Music, Poetry, and the Rhetoric of Early Monody,” presented groundbreaking evidence that will change our understanding of the evolution of opera in the late 15th century. He is currently a PhD student at UC Davis.

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