Frank Duarte

Composer, Conductor, Songwriter

BIOGRAPHY

Frank Duarte (b.1992) is an American songwriter and composer of contemporary concert music. His works are diverse and include compositions for concert band, soloists, chorus, and various chamber groups. With a programmatic approach, Duarte's music transcends boundaries with a unique mélange of pop, folk, and ethnic Asian and African music. His works have been commissioned and/or performed in the United States, Japan, and Spain by secondary, collegiate, professional and community ensembles.

Recipient of two Global Music Awards (composer and song), Duarte has also earned a National Concert Music ASCAP PLUS Award, a Gold White House President’s Service Learning Award, a National School Marching Award and invitations to the 55th and 56th Annual GRAMMY Music Awards. Duarte’s works have been featured in the Wind Repertory Project database, the Composers Circle, by the online radio station Kinetics Radio (during the special program entitled, ‘Broadcast of Wind Ensemble Music’) and performed in 2012 and 2014 by bands selected for the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Duarte is an alumnus of Fullerton College, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree in Music and of California State University, Northridge, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition. His primary teachers included Anthony Mazzaferro (conducting), Liviu Marinescu, and Milen Kirov. Currently, he is a Master’s Degree Candidate in Composition at the School of Music of the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University studying conducting under Colonel Michael Colburn and composition under three-time Pulitzer Prize nominated composer, Michael Schelle.

Duarte’s professional affiliations include membership in many music organizations as those of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), the Los Angeles Chapter of The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc. (Grammy U) and the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).

Upcoming projects include a concerto for trumpet and wind band for Technical Sgt. Michael Brest, trumpeter with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, and a composition for percussion and chamber orchestra for Matt Richards, former percussionist at the Young Musicians Debut Orchestra. 

Short BIOGRAPHY

Frank Duarte (b.1992) is an American songwriter and composer of contemporary concert music. His works are diverse and include compositions for concert band, soloists, chorus, and various chamber groups. His works have been commissioned and/or performed in the United States, Japan, and Spain by secondary, collegiate, professional and community ensembles.

Recipient of two Global Music Awards (composer and song), Duarte has also earned a National Concert Music ASCAP PLUS Award, a Gold White House President’s Service Learning Award, a National School Marching Award and invitations to the 55th and 56th Annual GRAMMY Music Awards. Duarte’s works have been featured in the Wind Repertory Project database, the Composers Circle, by the online radio station Kinetics Radio (during the special program entitled, ‘Broadcast of Wind Ensemble Music’) and performed in 2012 and 2014 by bands selected for the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Duarte is an alumnus from Fullerton College and of California State University, Northridge. Currently, he is a Master’s Degree Candidate in Composition at the School of Music of the Jordan College of the Arts at Butler University.

 

 

 

 

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