Fernanda Navarro

ASU School of Music, Dance and Theatre
50 E Gammage Parkway
PO Box 870405
Tempe
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405

Biography

Fernanda Aoki Navarro is an educator and composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, who also develops intermedia works, performance art and installations. She is interested in sound, in the idiosyncratic relationship between the corporeality of the performers and the physicality of their instruments, in the exploration between music and language, in collaborative processes, and in the transformational power that experimental music can exert on issues related to feminism and social otherness.

At Harvard University, Navarro was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Before that, she earned a doctorate in music composition from University of California San Diego, a master’s degree from University of California Santa Cruz, and a bachelor's degree from Universidade de Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

Her music has been performed nationally and internationally by soloists and ensembles such as NY Philharmonic, International Contemporary Ensemble, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Talea, Yarn/Wire, Fonema Consort, Gnarwhallaby, Platypus, among others. Navarro is also engaged with promoting contemporary music, working as a producer and curator of concerts and music festivals.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California San Diego
  • M.A. University of California Santa Cruz
  • B.M. Universidade de Sao Paulo

Research Interests

Music Composition
Corporeality in Music
Space & Movement in Music
Multimedia environments
Sound Installation
Sound Art
Performance Art
Collaborative Processes
Music, Technology & Politics
Music & Feminism

Courses

Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
MTC 323 Composition
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
MTC 598 Special Topics
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
MTC 323 Composition
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
MTC 598 Special Topics
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference