Rogério Budasz

Rogério Budasz


Rogério Budasz is a musicologist interested on early plucked instruments, Luso-Brazilian musical theater, and Afro-Iberian musical connections. His recent research focuses on the Atlantic circulation of musicians and repertories and issues of power, ethnicity, and cultural reconfiguration. He has published four books, and several book chapters and articles on Music & Letters, Early Music, Music & Art, Studi Musicali, and Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, among other venues. Budasz has performed on the lute, theorbo, and early guitars and recorded with a number of ensembles. He holds a BA in guitar from the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná, Curitiba (1992), a MA in musicology from the University of São Paulo (1996), and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Southern California (2001), where he was advised by Bruce Alan Brown and James Tyler. He taught at the Escola de Música e Belas Artes do Paraná (1992-2002) and Universidade Federal do Paraná (2002-2008) and is currently a Professor and Department Chair at the University of California, Riverside (2008-).

Publications and other outputs:

BUDASZ, Rogério. “Brazil: Music.” In Handbook of Latin American Studies, Library of Congress, Humanities, Edited by Katherine McCann, vol. 74 (2020), p. 703-727.

BUDASZ, Rogério. “As óperas de Curt Lange.” In A Casa da Ópera de Vila Rica – Ouro Preto (1770-2020). Organizado por Rosana Marreco Brescia (Belo Horizonte: Idea, 2020), p. 89-115.

ILARI, Beatriz; BUDASZ, Rogério. Functions of Singing and Songs in the Lives of Brazilian Children. In The Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Studies in Singing, vol. 2: Education. Edited by Frank Russo, Beatriz Ilari, and Annabel J. Cohen. New York and London: Routledge (2020), p. 73-83

BUDASZ, Rogério. Opera in the Tropics: Music and Theater in Early Modern Brazil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.