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Michael DeFilippis

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Michael DeFilippis

Michael DeFilippis (b. 10 December 1991, Long Island, N.Y.) is a composer, arranger, educator, and publisher.

Michael received his Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Long Island University (LIU), where he studied music composition with renowned educational composer, Carl Strommen, conducting with Dr. James W. McRoy, and trumpet with Brad Siroky.

Michael's music has been performed domestically and internationally, with commissions ranging from beginner elementary school bands to larger, professional ensembles. His music has received premieres at notable performance venues like the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and the John Philip Sousa Memorial Bandshell. International premieres have included venues like the People's Liberation Army Band Concert Hall in Beijing, China.

Among the ensembles that have commissioned him are the LIU Post Wind Symphony, the Band of Long Island, and the North Shore Pops Concert Band.

Michael has engaged with young, collegiate, and professional musicians as a composer-in-residence on several occasions. He has directed bands with students in grades 5-12, and jazz band and orchestra for students in grades 9-12. He currently maintains a private lesson studio for trumpet and piano students.

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