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Kyle Peter Rotolo

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Kyle Peter Rotolo

Biography

Kyle Peter Rotolo (b. 1986, Palisades Park, N.J.) is an American composer.

Dr. Rotolo has a 2018 doctorate in composition from Indiana University. He is an alumnus of the Peabody Institute (M.M., 2013), Pepperdine University (B.A., 2009), the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, and a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. His mentors have been Kevin Puts, Liviu Marinescu, and N. Lincoln Hanks. He has also studied privately with Samuel Adler, Francois Paris, and David Dzubay.

Dr. Rotolo is th recipient of the Audience Award from the 2014 American Composers Orchestra’s Underwood New Music Readings. Kyle Peter Rotolo’s music possesses “a strong sense of propulsion and transport” (Tobias Fischer, tokafi.com).

Kyle was recently awarded the 2018 Indiana University Jacobs School Dean’s Prize in Composition, and received a performance at the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. In May 2017, his chamber opera Marilyn's Room was commissioned by Bloomington, Indiana’s New Voices Opera and premiered in the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre.

Since 2016, Dr. Rotolo has been an associate instructor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, teaching counterpoint, notation and calligraphy, and composition.


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