Valeria DeCastro


INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Department of French and Italian   May 1999

Earned a Masters degree in Italian language and literature. Overall GPA: 3.78

INDIANA UNIVERSITY – Department of French and Italian   December 1996

Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Italian Language

FUND. UNIVERSIDADE DE BRASILIA – Department of Music, Brasilia, BRAZIL 1982-1987

Studied Composition and Music Education Pedagogy

UNIVERSIDADE DE GOIAS – School of Music Goias, BRAZIL 1980 – 1981

Studied Music

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About My Work:

I have been working with theater, music, performance, dance, and multi-media for nearly thirty years. By training I am a musician, with strong working experience in theater production. I hold a MA degree in Italian literature, with concentration on film. All my education and working experience has been interdisciplinary. I am a good team-worker and believe in the power and importance of collaborations. I have collaborated with artists and academics, both local and international in several levels. I am an American citizen and I have performed and lived for extended periods in Brazil, Italy and Costa Rica. My pedagogical approach has been always to use multi-faced and inclusive interdisciplinary materials. As a teacher my experience encompasses a wide range that goes from babies to college level adults.

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Owner & Center Director for Bloomington Music Together, LLC


High Scholastic Achievement at Indiana University during the year preceding Founders Day 1997;

Certificate of Merit for outstanding submission for the Indiana University Student Essay Contest Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program 1996

Certificate of Appreciation in promoting international awareness via interactive video technology On behalf of Indiana University, 2000-2001

Graduate Minority Fellowship for graduate study at Indiana University 2001