About

Emmanuel Berrido (b.1986)

I'm a Dominican-American composer and pianist with a passion for telling stories through sound, having composed music for the concert hall, the radio, or even the dance floor. My work has been performed by a variety of artists including the Amernet String Quartet, cellists Jason Calloway, Megan Chartier, and Craig Mehler, violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Recent experiences have included participation at the American Composer's Orchestra EarShot Readings (Sept. 2018), the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, the New Music Miami Festival, the Ball State University Festival of New Music, the SCI Student National Conference, the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts, and the Kendal Sound Arts Series. In May 2017, I accepted the Louis Smadbeck Composition Prize in Ithaca, NY, for Bend the Knee for brass quintet, and in February 2018 I was awarded the Ithaca College Orchestral Composition Competition for his Danza Ritual for orchestra, to be performed by the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in the Spring of 2018.

I have a degree in Music Business (Creative Production) from Miami Dade College, and a B.M. in Music Composition from Florida International University where I studied with composer Orlando Jacinto García. In May of 2018, I completed my Master of Music degree under the mentorship of composers Evis Sammoutis and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann at Ithaca College, in Upstate New York. Other educational experiences have included mentorship by composers Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas, Chinary Ung, Lei Liang, and Stefano Gervasoni; violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and clarinetist Lori Freedman.

Alongside Lindsey Eastham, Dallas Joseph Howard, Keehun Nam, and Sergio Cote, I've co-founded the un/pitched organization and concert series, a project devoted to promoting contemporary music in the greater New York area, to enrich collaboration and educating communities about twenty-first-century art. The un/pitched concert series in the Fall of 2017 marked the first official collaboration between Ithaca College and Cornell University composers.

When I'm not composing, performing, or practicing, I create websites for other musicians and small businesses through my studio, Funky Burrito, draw, and read non-fiction books about any topic, from history and philosophy to communication and language.

 

 

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About

Emmanuel Berrido (b.1986)

I'm a Dominican-American composer and pianist with a passion for telling stories through sound, having composed music for the concert hall, the radio, or even the dance floor. My work has been performed by a variety of artists including the Amernet String Quartet, cellists Jason Calloway, Megan Chartier, and Craig Mehler, violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and the FIU Wind Ensemble. Recent experiences have included participation at the American Composer's Orchestra EarShot Readings (Sept. 2018), the Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, the New Music Miami Festival, the Ball State University Festival of New Music, the SCI Student National Conference, the Ann Arbor Society of Musical Arts, and the Kendal Sound Arts Series. In May 2017, I accepted the Louis Smadbeck Composition Prize in Ithaca, NY, for Bend the Knee for brass quintet, and in February 2018 I was awarded the Ithaca College Orchestral Composition Competition for his Danza Ritual for orchestra, to be performed by the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra in the Spring of 2018.

I have a degree in Music Business (Creative Production) from Miami Dade College, and a B.M. in Music Composition from Florida International University where I studied with composer Orlando Jacinto García. In May of 2018, I completed my Master of Music degree under the mentorship of composers Evis Sammoutis and Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann at Ithaca College, in Upstate New York. Other educational experiences have included mentorship by composers Bernard Rands, Augusta Read Thomas, Chinary Ung, Lei Liang, and Stefano Gervasoni; violinist Peter Sheppard Skaerved, and clarinetist Lori Freedman.

Alongside Lindsey Eastham, Dallas Joseph Howard, Keehun Nam, and Sergio Cote, I've co-founded the un/pitched organization and concert series, a project devoted to promoting contemporary music in the greater New York area, to enrich collaboration and educating communities about twenty-first-century art. The un/pitched concert series in the Fall of 2017 marked the first official collaboration between Ithaca College and Cornell University composers.

When I'm not composing, performing, or practicing, I create websites for other musicians and small businesses through my studio, Funky Burrito, draw, and read non-fiction books about any topic, from history and philosophy to communication and language.

 

 

Upcoming Engagements

Music / Quick links