Frank Duarte

From Wind Repertory Project
Frank Duarte


Frank Duarte (b. 15 February 1992, Santa Ana, Calif.) is an American composer, song writer and conductor.

Mr. Duarte earned an Associate of Arts degree in music from Fullerton College, a Bachelor of Music degree in composition from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Music degree candidate in composition at Butler University. In 2020, he entered the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition program at Texas Tech University, studying under Jennifer Jolley. He was an instructor of record, teaching composition at Texas Tech. In 2021, he transferred to Michigan State University. His mentors have included Anthony Mazzaferro, Michael Colburn, Liviu Marinescu, Milen Kirov, Michael Schelle and James Mulhollan.

Recipient of two Global Music Awards for composer and song, for Te Tengo Dentro, Todo el Tiempo, Duarte has also earned two ASCAP Plus Awards and has had works performed throughout the United States, Japan and the Republic of Colombia by professionals and secondary, collegiate, and community ensembles. His music has been featured in seminars and conferences hosted by Ball State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Universidad del Cauca, and in recitals and concerts at the University of North Texas, Mills College, and Snow College, among others. His music has also been included in the Wind Repertory Project and also featured in the Composers Circle and by the online radio station Kinetics Radio. The Green Band Association, an organization that sponsors Japanese bands to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade, programmed his works 2012, 2014 and 2017. Upcoming projects include two choral works, a percussion concerto for Matthew Richards, Principal Percussionist of the Missouri Symphony Orchestra and an album release.

Works for Winds

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Frank Duarte, personal correspondence, March 2019
  • The Horizon Leans Forward…, compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 312.
  • Frank Duarte website Accessed 5 March 2019