Frank Duarte (b.1992) is an American composer, songwriter, and conductor. His music transcends conventional boundaries creating a programmatic approach full of luxuriant emotion, perception of color and a palette of sonorities that makes it organic and innate. Recipient of two Global Music Awards for composer and song, Duarte has also earned an ASCAP PLUS Award and has had works performed throughout the United States, Japan, and Colombia. His music has been featured in seminars and conferences hosted by Ball State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Universidad del Cauca and also in the Wind Repertory Project database, the Composers Circle, and by the online radio station Kinetics Radio. The Green Band Association, a nonprofit that sponsors Japanese bands to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade programmed his works thrice in 2012, 2014 and 2017 for their charitable benefit concerts.
Duarte earned an Associate of Arts degree in Music from Fullerton College and a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from California State University, Northridge. Currently, he is a Master’s Degree Candidate in Composition at the Jordan College of the Arts School of Music at Butler University. His previous teachers have included Anthony Mazzaferro, Michael Colburn, Liviu Marinescu, Milen Kirov, and Michael Schelle.
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