David Dolata |  Professor of Musicology | Area Coordinator of Music History Studies

The Bulletin de la Société Française de Luth has referred to Florida International University Professor of Musicology David Dolata as a “gentleman de la Renaissance” for his activities as a performer and scholar. A native of Buffalo, New York, Dr. Dolata coordinates FIU’s Music History area, directs the Collegium Musicum, and is former Director of the School of Music. As a lutenist, he has appeared at such venues as the Glimmerglass Opera, the Florida Grand Opera, the Northwest Bach Festival, the Miami Bach Society, and on broadcasts and recordings for NPR, CBS, and BBC. With Il Furioso, which he co-directs with Victor Coelho, he has recorded Kapsberger’s 1623 Book of Arias and Battaglia d’amore: the Music of Bellerofonte Castaldi on the English label Toccata Classics. Their latest CD, George Frideric HANDEL, THE  COMPLETE ‘ALLELUIA, AMEN’ ARIAS, HWV269–77 WITH MUSIC BY CHURCH, CROFT, PITTONI AND ANON features male sopranto Robert Crowe and organist and FIU Collegium Director Juvenal Correa-Salas. David Dolata appears on several other American and European recordings as well.

His research on early 17th-century Italian lute music has been published in Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque EraEarly Music, Acta Musicologica, and Grove Music Online. He has been visiting research professor at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) at the Université François-Rabelais de Tours – CNRS where he is co-editor and author of Tablature: Alternate Notations 1300–1750 with John Griffiths and Philippe Vendrix (in press for 2022). David Dolata also maintains a long-standing affiliation with Boston University’s Center for Early Music Studies. His book, Meantone Temperaments on Lutes and Viols, was published by Indiana University Press in 2016. For more information, visit http://faculty.fiu.edu/~dolatad/.


Juvenal Correa-Salas | Early Opera, Accompanying, and Early Keyboards | Director of Collegium Musicum

Juvenal Correa-Salas

Juvenal Correa-Salas, pianist, conductor, harpsichordist and organist studied in Venezuela, Puerto Rico and completed his graduated studies at Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University, Bloomington. He has studied under the guidance of Harriet Serr, Narciso Figueroa, Michel Block, Emile Naoumoff, Rodolfo Saglimbeni, Thomas Baldner, David Effron, Thomas Binkley, Elisabeth Wright, Sir Nicholas Jackson, and Jose Peñin.

Mr. Correa-Salas has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and conducting at numerous festivals, concert series, opera houses, and universities in North America, South America, Europe and the Caribbean, including the Early Music Bloomington, Schola Cantorum Caracas, Inter- American Music Festival of San Juan, Teatro de la Opera Puerto Rico, Palacio Quintanar Music Festival Segovia Spain, Casal Festival Puerto Rico, La Granja Festival Spain, Segovia Cathedral Early Music Festival, Mexico City Music Festival, Art Basel Miami, and Chile University Concert Series.

He has performed solo recitals, made guest appearances, and directed projects and conducted performances with San Juan Consort, Padre Antonio Soler Baroque Ensemble, Bloomington Contemporary Ensemble, Simon Bolivar Orchestra Venezuela, Romance Project, Camerata Peninsular, and Il Furioso. Mr. Correa-Salas was a founder member of Latin American Ensemble Taku, with bassoonist Ezequiel Fainguersch and clarinetist Jorge Montilla, dedicated exclusively to the Latin American repertoire. He has been invited to lecture and perform at several international music symposia and music congress. He has collaborated with artists of international renown, including performances and projects with Violette Verdy, Virginia Zeani, Anton Coppola, Janos Starker, Justino Diaz, Franco Gulli, Krzysztof Penderecki, among others.

Mr. Correa-Salas has served as artistic director of projects devoted to early music, opera, contemporary music and multi-ethnic music in US, Europe and the Caribbean. He is a founding member of the Romance Project, with his wife ballerina Emily Ricca, an international music, dance, and history program dedicated to engage underprivileged communities around the world into the performing arts.