Italian cellist Francesco Mastromatteo headlines Music & Mathematics recital, lecture

Jayme Blaschke | April 22, 2019

Francesco Mastromatteo

The Department of Mathematics at Texas State University will showcase the relationship between music and mathematics 2-3:30 p.m. May 3 in observance of Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Music Building Recital Hall, 101 Pleasant Street. A reception will follow. 

Cellist Francesco Mastromatteo, artistic director of Classical Music for the World in Austin and Associazione Amici della Musica "G. Paisiello" in Lucera, Italy, will open the event with a recital and lecture. Nico Schüler, Texas State University Distinguished Professor of music theory and musicology, will follow with a discussion about interactions between mathematics and music, emphasizing the creativity and innovation of mathematical approaches to composing, performing and analyzing music. 

The Department of Mathematics' presentation is part of an annual series that explores the interconnections between mathematics and other disciplines. The event is sponsored by the Common Experience, Texas Mathworks, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Music.

For more information, contact Joanna Gutt-Lehr at

About Mathematics & Statistics Month

Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month is held nationwide in April to increase the understanding and awareness of these fields that fuel the innovative side of technology. It is a program of the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) – a collaborative effort of the American Mathematical Society, the American Statistical Association, the Mathematical Association of America and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922