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Giancarlo Aquilanti

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Giancarlo

Biography

Giancarlo Aquilanti (b. 1959, Jesi, Italy) is an Italian-American composer and educator.

Dr. Aquilanti studied at the Conservatory of Music in Pesaro, Italy, where he received diplomas in Trumpet Performance, Choral Music, and Composition. In 1985, he moved to the United States, where he studied with Glenn Glasow at California State University at Hayward, receiving a Master’s degree in Composition cum laude in 1988. He continued his studies in composition at Stanford University, completing a Doctoral degree in Composition in 1996.

This was a very productive period in his life, which saw the composition of his first opera, Lot’s Woman, which was performed under his direction at Stanford University in 1996. At Stanford he started his teaching career in music theory, composition and conducting. A highlight of his teaching career came in 2004, when he was awarded the Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching – Stanford University’s highest teaching honor. He is currently director of the Music Theory Program at Stanford University. His responsibilities include directing the undergraduate theory program, developing the curriculum, and training and supervising the graduate teaching assistants.


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