Lecturer in Musicology
Dr. Wenderoth earned her Ph.D. in Musicology (2004) at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after studies at the Conservatory of Music in Perugia, Italy, where she received the Diploma of Classical Guitar (Superior Level) in 1985. Her research interests are nineteenth-century French and Italian opera, with particular focus on the association between text and music and on social and political issues. In the last five years she has been invited to read her papers at local, regional, national, and international conferences. Besides publishing a textbook on twentieth-century music, Dr. Wenderoth has also written music criticism for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin since 2005. She was a fellow at the Institute of Music and Opera (2007), sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Colombia Graduate School of Journalism.
Since 2001 Dr. Wenderoth has offered courses at UHM on music of the Romantic era and music appreciation. She has also taught Italian language and culture as well as Italian film. In addition, she currently works at the UHM Center for Teaching Excellence.