Diploma flute, Conservatory Bologna, 1977. Laurea music, University Bologna, 1977. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1985.
Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1993.
Teacher flute, Conservatory Adria, Italy, 1977-1978; library music, Conservatory Ferrara, Italy, 1978-1979; teacher flute, Conservatory Ferrara, 1979-1983, 85-87; professor music aesthetics and criticism, U. Pavia, Italy, 1987-1991; professor musical philology, U. Padua, Italy, since 1991. President Association Veneta Ricerca Fonti Musicali, Padua, 1992-1996.
Member Italian Association University Music professors (secretary since 1996), Il Saggiatore Musicale, Society International Musicologia, American Musicol.
Married Elisabetta Viola, July 2, 1983. Children: Francesco, Lorenzo.