Cacioppo, George Edit


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  • 1926-09-24 – 1984-04-08 (Existence)

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  • Cacioppo, George

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    George Cacioppo was an American composer. After studying chemistry and music at the University of Michigan (UM), he completed a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in composition in June and August 1952 respectively. Cacioppo was awarded a Koussevitzky grant to study at Tanglewood in 1959 and was one of the founders of the avant-garde once festivals, which began in 1961. He was a visiting lecturer in composition at UM (1961–68 and 1979–80) and produced and hosted the “New Music” program on radio WUOM/WVGR. Cacioppo experimented with novel forms of notation in works such as Advance of the Fungi, an orchestral piece from 1964, and, most notably, the piano work Cassiopeia (1962).

    Miller, Leta E. "Cacioppo, George." Grove Music Online. 6 Feb. 2012