Vincent Oppido (b. 1986, Long Island, N.Y.) is an American composer.
Oppido began composing when he was 14 years old. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at George Mason University. In the summer of 2006, he was selected to participate in the National Band Association’s Young Composer Mentor Project, where he worked with renowned composer such as Mark Camphouse, James Curnow, Julie Giroux, and Robert Sheldon.
His music has been performed and recorded in Europe and Japan, and across the United States from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood scoring stages of Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures Studios. Oppido’s recent scoring credits include the indie films Alien Code, Watch the Sky, and the upcoming College Humor series Troopers. Other writing credits include original music for Sinclair Oil's 2017 commercial advertisements and musical source arrangements for projects such as It Happened In LA. Also an orchestrator, Oppido has worked on projects such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, Cobra Kai, and NBC's Timeless.
In addition to work in film and television, Oppido has received numerous commissions for the concert hall, garnering performances in such prestigious venues including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Symphony Hall in Boston and Carnegie Hall. In December 2018 his work Cosmic Escapades was premiered by The United States Army Band at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Past commissions include Fanfare to an American Heritage for the United States Army Bugle Corps, An American Expedition for the Montana All-State Orchestra, and New York, New York: Postcards to Home for the Nassau Music Educators Association Division V All-County Band. Oppido also composed Patriot Pride, George Mason University’s alma mater and arranged an overture for Brian Stokes Mitchell’s concert show. His most recent commission for alto saxophone solo and wind ensemble, Three Happenings While Walking Down Main Street, receives its premiere by the United States Air Force Band in 2019.
Works for Winds
- Alarums and Excursions
- Cosmic Escapades (2018)
- Fanfare to an American Heritage
- Grace Will Lead Me Home (2009)
- Il Mazzamurello (2020)
- The Hubble Space Telescope (2012)
- New York, New York: Postcards to Home
- Northwest Fanfare (2009)
- Patriot Pride
- Skysplitter (2006)
- Suite from "Sketches of Cinema" (2016/2018)
- Three Happenings While Walking Down Main Street (2019)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Vincent Oppido." Accessed 17 October 2014
- Vincent Oppido website Accessed 12 August 2019