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SCHOLARSHIP

In addition to his performance and teaching credentials, Cincotta holds multiple degrees from some of the country's top music programs.

A member of the honor society, Phi Kappa Phi, he has submitted numerous research papers in both music theory and musicology to be published in their peer-reviewed journal.

Cincotta's doctoral research focuses on alternative assessment methods in higher education applied music lessons will help to reform the entire field's process of assessing and evaluating student success. 

EDUCATION

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2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Music

Saxophone Performance

2018 - 2020

Master of Music

Saxophone Performance

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2020 - 2023 (Anticipated)

Doctor of Musical Arts

Saxophone Performance, Literature,

& Pedagogy

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

Studied with Lynn Klock

Graduated Cum Laude

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Studied with David Pope

Graduated Summa Cum Laude

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

Studied with David Pope

Doctoral Research - "Alternative Assessment Methods for Applied Lessons in Higher Education"

  • The research includes an extensive case study regarding the evolving culture surrounding music education within applied lessons in higher education. In order to develop a more inclusive curriculum, the way students' understanding of course material is assessed must be re-shaped.

RESEARCH

Theory / Analysis

 "Das Buch der hängenden Gärten" -
Arnold Shönberg

Proving Up

Rake's Progress

 "Sommermüd" -
Arnold Shönberg

Wozzeck - Igor Stravinsky

Peter Grimes

 "Prelude No. 7" -
Ruth Crawford Seeger

Bluebeard's Castle

Madama Butterfly

Musicology

Doctoral Document Research

Doctoral Research - "Alternative Assessment Methods for Applied Lessons in Higher Education"

  • The research includes an extensive case study regarding the evolving culture surrounding music education within applied lessons in higher education. In order to develop a more inclusive curriculum, the way students' understanding of course material is assessed must be re-shaped.