Michael Compitello appointed to Cornell University faculty

Michael Compitello ’09MM, ’12MMA has been appointed Interim Lecturer in Percussion at Cornell University, where he will direct Cornell’s percussion ensembles—the Cornell University Steel Band and the World Drum and Dance Ensemble—and coordinate the school’s percussion department.

This fall, Compitello is also Interim Lecturer in Percussion at UMass Amherst, where he teaches private lessons and directs the school’s percussion ensemble.

An advocate for new expressions in music and art, Michael Compitello has worked with composers David Lang, John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Helmut Lachenmann, Alejandro Viñao, and Marc Applebaum on premieres and performances of new works, and has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in such diverse locations as the Darmstadt Summer Course, the Banff Centre, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. MORE

Published September 10, 2012
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