Dr. Eugene Constant Fellin


Professor Emeritus, Chairman (1975-2008)

Eugene Constant Fellin, whose ancestral hometown is Dambel (Trento) Italy, was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1970 Dr. Fellin was appointed to the position of Associate Professor of Music at Radford University. He was granted tenure in 1974, promoted to the rank of Professor of Music in 1980, and served as Department Chairman from March, 1975 to December, 2008.

Dr. Fellin performed professionally as violinist in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Florentine Opera Orchestra, the Music Under the Stars Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Bel Canto Chorus. He studied violin with Eugenda Kessler, Raphael Shekoski, and Delwin Shaw in Milwaukee, and with Gustav Rosseels and Angel Reyes in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He also studied chamber music in Milwaukee with the original Fine Arts String Quartet (Leonard Sorkin, Abram Loft, Irving Ilmer, and George Sopkin). Musicological studies were with Eva Badura-Skoda, Lawrence Gushee, Heinrich Husmann, Rudolf Kolisch, Rene Leibowitz, and Gwynn McPeek.

Since the initial accreditation of Radford University's music degree programs in 1977, Dr. Fellin served as the institution's official voting representative to the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). He is an NASM visiting evaluator and consultant.

Dr. Fellin served as Co-Chairman of the Ibla Grand Prize International Competitions & Festival and Chairman of the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokovief International Piano Competition & Festival, in Ragusa-Ibla, Sicilia from 2004-2010.

He has served as President of the Council of Arts Administrators in Virginia Higher Education and as consultant to the board of The New River Valley Friends of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Fellin is a member of Theta Mu Chapter, PI KAPPA LAMBDA, National Music Honor Society and Xi Theta Chapter, PHI MU ALPHA SINFONIA Fraternity of America.


Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, The University of Wisconsin-Madison (June, (1970)
Master of Music in Music History and Literature, The University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (April, 1966)
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Violin Performance, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (June, 1964)

Thesis, Dissertation and Publications

The Opera Orchestra of Verdi
Unpublished Masters Thesis. The University of Michigan, 1966.

A Study of Superius Variants in the Sources of Italian Trecento Music:
Madrigals and Cacce. 4 volumes. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1970.

"Le relazioni tra i manoscritti musicali del Trecento,"
Rivista Italiana di Musicolgia, VIII (1973), 165-180.

"The Notation-types of Trecento Music,"
L'Ars Nova Italiana del Trecento. IV (1978). 211-223.

Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, November, 1979 in Philadelphia, Penn. (1980). 283-284.

Institutions Visited as NASM Evaluation Team Chairman

La Sierra University, Riverside, Calif.
Nazareth College, Rochester, N.Y.
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, N.C.
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind.
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Okla.
Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa
West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, W.V.

Institutions Visited as NASM Evaluation Team Member

California State University San Bernadino, San Bernardino, Calif.
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich.
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Penn.
Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Mass.
Immaculata University, Immaculata, Penn.
Morehead State University, Morehead, Ky.
Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minn.
University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wis.
University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Platteville, Wis.
Young Harris College, Young Harris, Ga.

Institutions Visited as NASM Consultant

Atlantic Union College, Lancaster, Mass.
Benedict College, Columbia, S.C.
Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill.
Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tenn.
North Greenville University, Tigerville, S.C.
University of Dayton, Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

Courses Taught

MUSC 100 Introduction to Music Literature
MUSC 114:115 First Year Ear-training and Sight-singing
MUSC 121 The Art of Music
MUSC 151 Chamber Orchestra
MUSC 171-672 Applied Violin/Viola
MUSC 321,322 History of Music
MUSC 356 Instrumental Conducting
MUSC 366/666 Travel Study: Met Opera NYC
MUSC 366/666 Travel Study: Verona Opera
MUSC 417/517 Form and Analysis
MUSC 453/553 Chamber Music Ensemble
MUSC 495/595 Seminar in Music History and Literature
MUSC 498 Independent Study
MUSC 601 Bibliography and Research
MUSC 610 Medieval Music
MUSC 611 Renaissance Music
MUSC 612 Baroque Music
MUSC 613 Classical Music
MUSC 614 Romantic Music
MUSC 615 Twentieth-century Music
MUSC 690 Seminar in Musicology
MUSC 697 Graduate Recital
MUSC 698 Directed Study
MUSC 699 Research and Thesis