Christopher Ciampoli



Composer & Performer

Performance remains an informative aspect of his primary career as a composer, as Christopher continues to play the standard historical repertoire while frequently premiering new solo and chamber works. Christopher's compositional creativity so far permeates both traditional and not-so-traditional acoustic ensembles, and he has also crossed disciplines in collaboration with sculpture, performance art, and photography. He has written works for the New Music Gathering 2016, the Omnibus Ensemble (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), the Occassional Symphony, the SONAR New Music Ensemble, the Evergreen Museum, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Photography Department of Johns Hopkins University, alongside other projects for soloists and ensembles.

Currently in residency as a D.M.A. student (Doctor of Music Arts) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Christopher has been a student of Michael Hersch, Jason Eckardt, and Oscar Bettison. He has participated in masterclasses and workshops with Georg Friedrich Haas, Christopher Rouse, Jennifer Koh, Miranda Cuckson, and Peter Sheppard-Skaerved. Christopher was the recipient of the 2016 Randolph S. Rothschild prize for excellence in composition from Peabody. He also performs as a violinist in Baltimore's chamber orchestra Symphony Number One, where he additionally fulfilled the ensemble's mission to promote substantial works from emerging composers as the organization's incipient Production Director.

Christopher earned a Master of Music from Peabody ('14) and a Bachelor of Music Education from The College of New Jersey ('11). Additional composition studies were taken with Conrad Cummings at The Juilliard School Evening Division.

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— Christopher Ciampoli