Tom Cipullo

Hailed by the American Academy of Art & Letters for music that displays "inexhaustible imagination, wit, expressive range and originality," composer Tom Cipullo's works are performed regularly throughout the United States and with increasing frequency internationally. The winner of a 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, the 2013 Sylvia Goldstein Award from Copland House, and the 2013 Arts & Letters Award from the American Academy, Mr. Cipullo has received commissions from the Mirror Visions Ensemble, SongFest at Pepperdine, the Joy in Singing, Sequitur, Cantori New York, tenor Paul Sperry, mezzo-soprano Mary Ann Hart, the Five Boroughs Music Festival, pianist Jeanne Golan, soprano Martha Guth, the Walt Whitman Project, baritone Jesse Blumberg, the Cecilia Chorus, Music of Remembrance, and many others. He has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Copland House, the Liguria Study Center (Bogliasco, Italy), the Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), the Oberpfaelzer Kuenstlerhaus (Bavaria), ASCAP, Meet the Composer, and the Jory Copying Program. The New York Times has called his music "haunting," and The Boston Globe remarked that his work "literally sparkled with wit." The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has called him "an expert in writing for the voice." Recent honors include the Minneapolis Pops New Orchestral Repertoire Award (2009) for Sparkler, the National Association of Teachers of Singing Art Song Award (2008) for the song-cycle Of a Certain Age (commissioned by the soprano Hope Hudson), the Aaron Copland Award from Copland House (2007), and the Phyllis Wattis Prize for song composition from the San Francisco Song Festival for Drifts & Shadows (2006).

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The Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase 2017

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Annapolis OperaGlory Denied1/27/2024 - 1/28/2024
Opera Company of MiddleburyGlory Denied9/27/2023 - 9/27/2023
Opera RoanokeGlory Denied2/24/2023 - 2/26/2023
Chelsea OperaThe Parting10/28/2022 - 10/29/2022
Knoxville OperaGlory Denied9/9/2022 - 9/11/2022
Opera NaplesGlory Denied3/18/2022 - 3/20/2022
Berkshire Opera FestivalGlory Denied7/22/2021 - 7/24/2021
Painted Sky OperaGlory Denied1/31/2020 - 2/7/2020
UrbanAriasGlory Denied1/16/2020 - 1/19/2020
Kentucky OperaGlory Denied11/8/2019 - 11/10/2019
Union Avenue OperaGlory Denied8/16/2019 - 8/24/2019
Opera ColoradoAfter Life2/23/2019 - 3/1/2019
Pittsburgh OperaGlory Denied2/23/2019 - 3/3/2019
Opera ColoradoJosephine2/23/2019 - 3/1/2019
Opera BirminghamGlory Denied1/25/2019 - 1/27/2019
Chelsea OperaAfter Life12/1/2018 - 12/1/2018
Chelsea OperaJosephine12/1/2018 - 12/1/2018
Des Moines Metro OperaGlory Denied11/16/2018 - 11/18/2018
Tri-Cities OperaGlory Denied11/10/2017 - 11/19/2017
Anchorage OperaGlory Denied2/10/2017 - 2/18/2017
Nashville OperaGlory Denied11/11/2016 - 11/13/2016
Pensacola OperaGlory Denied11/10/2016 - 11/13/2016
Opera IdahoGlory Denied4/29/2016 - 4/30/2016
UrbanAriasAfter Life4/2/2016 - 4/9/2016
UrbanAriasJosephine4/2/2016 - 4/9/2016
Chelsea OperaGlory Denied11/12/2015 - 11/14/2015
Syracuse OperaGlory Denied11/6/2015 - 11/8/2015
Opera MemphisGlory Denied4/9/2015 - 4/11/2015
Fort Worth OperaGlory Denied4/4/2013 - 5/11/2013
Chelsea OperaGlory Denied11/11/2010 - 11/13/2010

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