Greg D'Alessio is a Composer, songwriter and Mixed Media Artist. He is a professor of composition at Cleveland State University, where he is also the coordinator of the electronic and computer music program and of the new B.A. degree focused in popular music. Among the honors and awards recognizing his work as a composer are a commission from the Koussevitsky Foundation in the Library of Congress, The Aaron Copland Prize, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, The Cleveland Arts Prize, 2 Ohio Arts council Individual Artist Award, the Board of Director’s Prize from the Society for electro-acoustic music (SEAMUS), The Commuinity Partnership for Arts and Culture, and the Otto Ettinger fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Festival.
His works have been performed by such groups as The Da Capo Chamber Players, the Slee Sinfonietta, the Dali String Quartet, Earplay, No Exit, The Ars Futura Ensemble, The Oberlin contemporary music ensemble, and the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, among many others. His full-length mixed-media opera The World Above Us was presented by Cleveland Public Theater in 2013.
His most recent CD, available on Navona Records, was called “as an impressive portrait of the composer's unique voice and development over two decades.” by Classical Music Review
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