Instrumental and Vocal Department (Piano, Musicianship)
James Melo received his B.A. in Piano from Faculdade Santa Marcelina in Sao Paulo, and his M.A. in Musicology from New York University. He is the New York correspondent for the magazine Sinfonica in Uruguay, reviewer of music iconography for the journal Music in Art, and the musicologist in residence for the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. As a senior editor at RILM, Mr. Melo works with material in Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, and Italian, focusing on topics such as musicology as discipline, theories of musical form, style analysis, the history of piano and piano literature, performance practices of the Romantic period, and the history of music in the 19th and 20th centuries.