Marco Oppedisano composer/guitarist
 Marco Oppedisano
born November 20, 1971 Brooklyn, New York
Marco Oppedisano was born in Brooklyn, NY. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and entered undergraduate studies as a classical guitar performance major, studying with Michael Cedric Smith. He holds a B.A in Music Composition from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, an M.A in Music Composition from the Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music and has studied composition with Noah Creshevsky, Charles Dodge, Tania Leon, Thea Musgrave and Henry Weinberg.
From 1999-2002, as a guest of the Brooklyn College/ CUNY Electro-Acoustic Composers yearly compact disc, Oppedisano has composed a series of multi-track electric guitar pieces inspired by The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri. In 2001, he completed Movements for solo guitar and Frozen Tears for multi-track electric guitar and bass. Projects for 2002 include a solo electric work for Kevin R. Gallagher, a work for multi-track electric guitars, an a cappella piece for 3 sopranos based on the Creation Canto from Dante's Divine Comedy, a classical guitar quartet and an ensemble work for electric guitars and percussion.
Oppedisano is also an instructor of guitar and music theory and has ample studio and performance experience in music ranging from rock/pop, hip-hop, blues, jazz, musical theater, electro-acoustic music, free improvisation and contemporary concert music. In May 2002 his multi-track electric guitar work, Frozen Tears was performed in an electro-acoustic music festival at Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey and in 1996, received a grant from Meet The Composer. His works are registered with ASCAP
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