Christopher Scinto


Christopher Scinto's compositions have been featured on numerous new music festivals and conferences in Germany, Italy, Spain and throughout the United States. His works, performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble, members of the ASU Symphony Orchestra, and by soloists Corrado Canonici, Marco Albonetti, and George Wolfe, have received awards and grants from Arizona State University, Bowling Green State University, the Composers Guild, the Long Island Composer's Alliance, Meet the Composer, the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the National Association of Composers, USA, and ProMusica. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and Bowling Green State University and has studied composition with Samuel Adler, Burton Beerman, Justin Dello-Joio, James DeMars, Wallace DePue, Dinu Ghezzo, Glenn Hackbarth, Robert Kaplan, Rodney Rogers, Jody Rockmaker, Robert Rowe, Randall Shinn, Marilyn Shrude , and Chinary Ung.

Mr. Scinto also maintains an active performing career as a saxophonist, pianist, and conductor of contemporary music. He regularly performs contemporary and student compositions for saxophone and has been a member of numerous award winning saxophone quartets.

Mr. Scinto is currently a member of the music theory faculty at Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ) where he teaches courses in music theory, counterpoint, aural skills, and music appreciation. Along with his teaching duties, Mr. Scinto is pursuing a DMA in composition at Arizona State University, is director of the university's new music ensemble, and is president of the Contemporary Music Society at ASU.

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