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Michael Ippolito

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Michael Ippolito


Michael Ippolito (b. 1985) is an American composer and performer. He studied with John Corigliano at The Juilliard School and with Joel Hoffman and Michael Fiday at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently Assistant Professor of Composition at Texas State University.

Mr. Ippolito has collaborated with classical, folk and jazz musicians in performances ranging from experimental improvisation to traditional Klezmer music. His music has been performed by the nation’s leading conductors and orchestras, including Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, David Alan Miller and the Albany Symphony, and Jeffrey Milarsky and the Juilliard Orchestra. He has been commissioned by the University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival for the Attacca Quartet, the New York Choreographic Institute, ensemble 20/21 (Köln), and janus trio (Brooklyn), among others. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Palmer Dixon Prize from the Juilliard School, a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and multiple ASCAP Plus Awards.

He was a composer fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and the Cultivate program at the Copland House in 2012. From 2004-2011, he was a participating composer and performer in MusicX, an innovative festival of new music in Cincinnati and Switzerland, where he worked as General Manager from 2008-2011. He has also participated in the "Upbeat Hvar" International Summer School in Croatia, Yiddish Summer Weimar in Germany and the Oregon Bach Festival's Composers Symposium.

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