John Masserini

Degree: DMA


Department: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and Department of Music

John Masserini


Music Politics/Public Policy Public Service


  • Higher Education
  • Liberal Arts Education
  • Classical Music
  • Access in Higher Education
  • Interdisciplinary Programs


John Masserini, DMA is the dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His focus is on the symbiotic nature of academic and organizational efforts that lead to student success.

His vision and daily work involve enabling academic units to demonstrate the interdisciplinary reality of the human experience to our students, through the lens of the humanities, arts and sciences. With a specific focus on those that are historically underrepresented and underserved, he looks to dismantle long-standing barriers in higher education by providing greater access and support that leads to meaningful careers and engaged citizens.

Masserini appeared in several international and national venues as a recitalist, concerto soloist, collaborative chamber musician and theater musician for national Broadway tours. He completed several grant-funded performance projects with longtime collaborator Melanie Kloetzel, professor of dance at the University of Calgary. Their work combines music, dance and various forms of media.

Masserini received his doctorate in music art, a master’s in in music performance from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s in music from the University of New Mexico.

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