Campus Address: Rockwell Hall 132A
On Sabbatical Leave (2016-17)
B.M., Peabody Conservatory
M.M., The Juilliard School
Ph.D., City University of New York
Carolyn Guzski joined the Buffalo State faculty in 2009-2010 as an assistant professor of musicology. Her research interests include American music, opera, and national cultural institutions during the Progressive Era, and she has presented papers at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society and the Society for American Music. She received the Ph.D. in musicology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where her dissertation on American opera at the Metropolitan was a winner of the Barry Brook Award, and holds degrees in performance from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and the Juilliard School. She previously taught at Hunter College, New York University, and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.
As a pianist, Guzski has performed throughout the United States and has been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Juilliard Theater. Past seasons have included concerts in Japan, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, and the Caribbean, as well as broadcasts over RAI television (Italy), WFMT (Chicago), WNCN (New York), and the Voice of America network. As an opera coach, she has participated in seasons of the Florida Grand Opera, the Lake George Opera Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Orvieto Musica festival in the Umbria region of Italy, and has served on the musical staffs of Montclair State College, Hofstra University, and the Mannes College of Music.