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Antonio G Barata

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Antonio G. Barata


Antonio G. Barata (b. 1955) is an American composer and educator.

Dr Barata has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music theory, as well as a Master of Music and Doctor of Music Arts degree in composition (University of Illinois). He also holds a master’s degree in pastoral studies. In his graduate music studies, he began to specialize in electroacoustic and computer music, but has remained equally committed compositionally to writing for traditional musical instrumentation.

Barata has held a position as professor in the Music Department at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, for 30 years, teaching music theory, composition, orchestration, sound design, and music technologies. He is the long-time artistic director of the RSVP transmedia series concerts presented at the Performing Arts Center Pavilion each spring.

Both his electronic and traditional works have been performed throughout the U.S., notably American Cantata, Triptych and Metanoia. His compositional output characteristically speaks to the human condition, environmental concerns, nature, or religious and spiritual themes. His professional study of acoustics has led to decades of developing the compositional technique employed in his work premiered tonight.

Works for Winds


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Wind Ensemble printed program, 5 June 2015.