Paola Sarcina

She has got her bachelor degree in “Human studies ad Music History” at the II University of Rome Tor Vergata, with a thesis on the “Dresden period of Francesco Morlacchi”. She attended then some courses and seminars in musicology: Music Analysis Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni, Empoli; Music and Film University of Trento; History of Russian Opera St. Petersburg Conservatoire, Russia. Her musical training includes also studies as soprano, attending also vocal master classes: Curso internacional de mùsica antigua of Daroca (Spain); International Musikseminar Franz Liszt Hochschule of Weimar (Germany). She performed as singer in concerts  in Italy and abroad, as soloist and in chorus (Chorus Luca Marenzio of  National  Academy of  St.  Cecilia,  Rome; Chorus of First Presbiterian Church of Evanston, Chicago IL USA). She collaborated as cataloguer of musical score (printed and manuscript music) with the Istituto di Bibliografia Musicale (I.Bi.Mus.) of Rome and with ICCU. Speaker in international seminars and congresses on music history and management in Italy (Palestrina Foundation, Palestrina; S.I.d.M., Milan; I.Bi.Mus. Calabria, Rossano Calabro) and abroad (Fundación Cultural Sta. Teresa, Avila – Spain; Europäische Musiktheater Akademie – E.M.A., Ekaterinburg – Russia, E.M.A. Wien – Austria). She collaborates as free-lance journalist with the following magazines: Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, La Gazzetta della Musica, Prima Fila, Suono, Economia della Cultura, Musical!,,, Diafa.

Since 1994 she works in the management and communication for the performing arts, having followed some management courses held by important institutions and universities: Luiss University of Rome; Europäische Musiktheater Akademie (E.M.A.), Germany; S.D.A. Bocconi University of Milan; The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Inc., Chicago IL USA; Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University Evanston/Chicago IL USA. In this field she worked, with different mansions, for different cultural and performing arts companies and organizations in Italy and abroad, among which we mention: Fondazione Romaeuropa, Rome  Italy; Theatre company E.A.O. Giglio, Rome Italy; National Theatre of Miskolc, Hungary; RomaCongressi, Rome Italy; Theatre Building/New Tuners, Chicago IL USA (in Chicago she worked also with: Light Opera Works, Shakespeare Repertory Theater, Museum of Contemporary Art, Athenaeum Theatre, Illinois Theatre Association, Chicago Symphony Orchestra); Federculture, Rome Italy; Teatro de’ Servi, Rome Italy; Teatro Lirico Sperimentale G. Belli, Spoleto Italy; Foundation Marisa Bellisario, Rome Italy; Accademia Musicale Brunnelli, Italy; Rome Opera House, Italy; Latinitas Vaticana Foundation; L’Agenzia, Rome Italy; FontanonEstate Festival, Rome Italy; Fabrica Musica, Italy; Il Carro dell’Orsa Theatre Company, Rome Italy; Educational Dipartment Municipality of Rome; Palaexpo  Rome Italy; ETI, Rome Italy; Kitonb, Rome Italy; National Dance Academy, Rome Italy; Teatro di Roma, Italy; MTM mimoteatromovimento, Rome Italy; L’Ippogrifo theatre company, Rome Italy; Il Quadro theatre company, Rome; Municipality of Tivoli, LaboratoriPermanenti, MiBACT.

The teaching activity includes: language education and theatre improvisation, at the Nuovo Centro Studi Pedagogici e Sociali; voice training for actors at the Max Rainhardt Theatre School of Rome; marketing, communication, project management and cultural tourism: Centro Regionale di Formazione Professionale of Abruzzo Region, Chieti; Master CUMA-I° edition, organized by STOA in collaboration with Federculture; Associazione Teatro di Roma; KartaBianca; IED, University of Bologna, Roma 3 University and Conservatory of Rome S. Cecilia; University of Tor Vergata, CTS. From the academic year 2016/2017 she is guest lecturer at the Faculty of Christian and Classical Literature at the Salesian Pontifical University in Rome.

She also works as playwright and director, and  she has directed over thirty performances, from classical theater, to contemporary and Opera. She is president and founder of the cultural association M.Th.I.; founder and artistic director of the International Festival Cerealia (; member of Fuis; past professional member of FERPI (chairman of the Lazio cultural group, 2007/2012); past member of ITI/Unesco’s Music Theatre Committee; past member of ISPA (2007/2012). Her profile is included in the EENC experts’ database