Composer and Conductor, Carlo Vincetti Frizzo is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in choral conducting and composition at Indiana University. His music has been played nationally and abroad including concerts at the MTNA National Conference in Kansas City, the Charles E. Gamper Festival during the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and at Heinz Hall with a performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A strong advocate of new music, Mr. Frizzo was the recent New Music Assistant for Accent12. There, he organized and promoted concerts of new works by contemporary composers. In 2010, he was selected to the Kids Compose Program, where he worked and collaborated with young student composers from Bloomington, Indiana elementary schools. In addition, Mr. Frizzo is one of the founders of the New Tertian Composers Collective as well as a member of ASCAP, NACUSA, and SCI.
He has had several premieres in conferences and festivals including Midwest Composers Symposium, Louisiana State University Festival of Contemporary Music, and Society of Composers Inc. Mr. Frizzo also has participated in the Interlochen Composers Institute, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and the European American Music Alliance where he has studied with composers David Gillingham, Michael Daugherty, Samuel Adler, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Robert Beaser, and Bright Sheng.
Many of his works have been recorded on Magni Publications and New Tertian Recordings. He has been a regional winner of the SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition on several occasions. He won first place in the Louisiana Music Teachers Association and the South Central Division of MTNA Collegiate Composition Competitions, and received both first and second place in the MTNA National Student Composition Competitions.
Mr. Frizzo holds a BA degree in Keyboard Studies and French from Murray State University. He has completed his MM degree at Louisiana State University where he studied composition under Dinos Constantinides and electro-acoustic composition under Stephen David Beck. He also studied with David Stock at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to his arrival to Indiana University, he taught theory and composition at Sam Houston State University.