B i o g r a p h y
Carlo Vincetti Frizzo is a composer/conductor and a graduate of Indiana University, where he holds doctorate degrees in choral conducting and composition. He is a winner of The American Prize in Pops/Light category as well as a finalist with Honorable Mention in Choral Composition category. Frizzo has also won the MTNA National Student Composition Competition, NOTUS Choral Composition Contest, and the C4 Commissioning Competition. A composition fellow at the Big Sky Choral Initiative, his music was premiered by Donald Nally and members of The Crossing. With a love for lyricism and drama, Frizzo looks to create music that embodies the colors and gestures of 19th and early 20thcentury European repertoire as well as the unique aesthetics of American music. Self-taught banjoist, Frizzo’s music alludes to the many varied and beautiful sounds of the United States, including folk, sacred harp, spirituals, jazz, classical, or film music.
As a strong advocate of new music, Mr. Frizzo has assisted, organized, and promoted concerts of new works by contemporary composers. During his doctoral studies, he was the associate conductor for NOTUS: Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble. Mr. Frizzo was also a conductor for Double Exposure, a program between IU composers and film students, and was the music director of New Voices Opera, an opera company focused on the creation
and production of new operas. His music has been played nationally and abroad, including ensembles such as Chamber Project St. Louis, C4, and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Frizzo also 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 privately with David Stock at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He was on the theory and composition faculty at Sam Houston State University, and he, currently, is the Director of Music Ministry at Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY.