Nicholas P. Ippoliti
The University of Texas at Dallas
Department of Arts and Humanities, JO 47
PO Box 830688
Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary
Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas (Fields: American
Lyricism, Performance Studies, History of American Folk Music), expected spring 2007
Dissertation: “Echoes of McCallum; The Songwriting Process and dentity Formation” (proposal, music and lyrical
Chair: Composer Dr. Robert Xavier Rodriguez
M.S. in Education,
(Fields: Educational Psychology, Aesthetics of Education), 2001
Creative Expressive Arts to Establish Positive Educational Experiences with At-Risk Student Populations.”
B.A. in Philosophy,
(Fields: Philosophy of the Arts, Minor in Creative Writing), 1997
A.A. in Music,
County Community College (Fields: Music
Theory and Performance (voice), 1991
Academic Appointments and Professional
Teaching Assistant, Lecturer, Exploration of the Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003-present.
Lecturer, Songwriting; Blending Music and Lyric in Liminal Space, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004 - present.
Performing Songwriter and Recording Artist, Second Fret Records, 1994-present.
Lecturer, English Composition, Richland Community College, Richland, Texas,
Graduate Assistant, Office of Associate Provost, Mansfield University, 2000-2001.
Student Bulletin, 2001.
Effectiveness of Graduate Assistantships in SSHE of Pennsylvania, 2001.
Substitute Teacher (K-12), Southern Tioga School District, Pennsylvania, 2000-2003.
Assistant Audio Engineer / Sound Reinforcement and Design, Whitneyville Recording, Whitneyville,
Life Skills Counselor, Today Incorporated, Newtown, PA.1988-1994
group and individual life skills counseling services to Children and Youth population.
Movements in American Folk Lyricism (scholarly)
History of American Folk Music (scholarly)
Performance Studies (creative; performing songwriter)
Songwriters’ Workshop (creative)
Creative Writing (songwriting, lyricism, poetry, playwriting)
Music Theory and American Culture (scholarly/creative)
Audio and Video Production (Adobe Photo Shop 7.0, Adobe Audition 1.0, Final Cut Pro)
Exploration of the Arts (scholarly/creative)
Music Theory I
Rhetoric and Composition I, II
Introductory to Philosophy
Introductory to Education
Volunteer Educational/Community Service
Guitar Faculty Search Committee, Department Of Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Representative,
Selection Committee; Plays and Scripts, Sojourn; a Journal of the Arts, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004 and 2006.
Vice President, Graduate Student Association, University of Texas at Dallas, 2003-2004.
Aesthetic Education Specialist, Southern Tioga County, Pennsylvania, 1999-2002.
Creating Music Videos;
Designer and coordinator of an educational effort to assist at-risk students with production strategies to creatively
express themselves. This program incorporated the volunteer efforts of skilled artistic professionals; a recording engineer,
a graphic artist, video engineer and a published creative writer. This program incorporated the philosophical aspect of aesthetics
entitled “Logical Expressionism.”
Jim Glimm Memorial Concert, Jim Glimm Scholarship fund-raiser, Mansfield University Theatre, May 2001 and April 2002.
Honors and Awards
Outstanding Senior Award, Department of Philosophy, Mansfield University, 1997.
Selected Music Performances and Workshops
in association with the Dallas Songwriters Association, Dallas, Texas, 2005-2006.
Oh6 Art Collective Trunk Swap, Dallas, Texas, July 2006.
Sojourn, a Journal
of the Arts, Local Color Gallery, University of Texas at Dallas Publication, South Side at Lamar. July 2006.
Hickory Fest III,
Performance and Songwriting workshop, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, August 2002 and 2003.
Music in the Mountains,
Performance and Songwriting workshop, Stoney Fork, PA., August 2001.
Fine Arts Forum;
Muse and Music Series, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Mansfield, PA., 1998-2002.
Concert Series, Dave Van Ronk in Concert, opening songwriter, Department of Parks and Recreation, Wellsboro, PA., October 2001.
Arts Series, Bradford County Arts Association, Rialto Theatre, Canton, PA., 2001.
An Evening of American Folk Art; Nick Ippoliti (songwriting), Bucky Green (wood
carving), and Charlie James (poetry), Bristol, PA., Sept. 2000.
Canyon Country Bluegrass Festival, Wellsboro
Department of Parks and Recreation, Wellsboro, PA., July 1998 and 1999.
Gallery New Music Video Single’s Festival, a Roman Video Production, New York, N.Y., 1994.
Original Works Produced
Harbor of Philadelphia, HD music video, Beta Test 2, University Theatre, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004.
Mr. Wolf, one act
play, staged reading, Jonnson Performance Hall, University of Texas at Dallas, 2004.
VHS music video. Premier screening with live performance, CbGb’s Art Gallery, New York, N.Y., copyright Nick Ippoliti, 1994.
Sound Design, theatre production, Fernando Crap Wrote Me This Letter by Tankred Dorst, University
Theatre, University of Texas at Dallas, Sept. 2005.
Sound Design, multi-media interactive theatre production, Kartasi by Thomas Riccio, October, University Theatre,
Assistant Engineer, Whitneyville Recording, PA.
Selected Reviews and Articles
Nick Ippoliti and the Travelin’ Machine Bring Grass Roots to Bristol, Arts and Entertainment Guide (cover
story), Bucks County Courier Times, Bensalem, PA., Sept. 2000.
Perk; The Express’ery Offers Acoustic Music Sessions by Brandy Brubaker, The Daily
Collegian Arts, a Pennsylvania State University Publication, Jan, 2000.
Tramp Art; Americana,
Folk Singer goes with Simple Honest Approach to Music by Chris McGann, album review,
Arts and Entertainment, Wellsboro Gazette, Jan., 1999.
to Drum up Business using ‘Net by Chris McGann, Market Place, Wellsboro Gazette,
Nick Ippoliti -
Who I am by staff writer, album review, Music Reviews Quarterly, fall, 1997.
Nick Ippoliti -
Who I am by Dave Faux, album review, 181.4 Degrees from the Norm, 1997.
by Josh Cusatis, fine arts review, Flashlight Vo. 75, Issue 10, a Mansfield University Publication, 1995.
Performative Dissertation, “Echoes of McCallum,” copyright Nick Ippoliti, expected 2007.
- Bet Your
- Butter Moon
- Dizzy Miss
- Dirty Woman
- Harbor of Philadelphia
- Hawks of
- Lisa Victoria
- Missy Janie
- Sunny Side
- Sully Day
“Harbor of Philadelphia” DV Music Video, copyright Nick Ippoliti, 2004.
Second Fret Records, copyright Nick Ippoliti, 2003.
- King Slave
- Lay Down
- My Captain,
- Nashville Snake-skins
- Second Fret Records, copyright Nick Ippoliti, 2000.
- Black Wolf
- Clear Wine
- Julia and
- My America
- Punch Drunk
- Real World
- Tramp Art
- Velvet Moon
“Who I am”
- Second Fret Records, copyright Nick Ippoliti,1996.
- Don’t wake me up
- In Through
bridges and things
- Spooky Tune
- USRDA Serving
single; music and video, copyright Nick Ippoliti, 1994.
Works in Progress
Ella May Wiggins; the Revisionist Balladeer (Multi-media documentary)
Half Man-Half Jellyfish Found Dead; Lake Salvador Louisiana
Interactive-multi-media one act play
Dr. Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Professor of Aesthetic Studies
809 Blue Lake Circle
Dr. Robert S. Nelsen
The University of Texas at Dallas
Box 830688, JO 31
Richardson, TX 75083-0688
Office Phone: 972-883-2149
Mr. Robert Rubin
Whitneyville Recording/Second Fret Records
P.O. Box 162, Mansfield, PA
Office Phone: 570-724-7572