Location: District of Columbia, USA
Stephen Caracciolo is a choral conductor recognized for his passionate artistry, creative teaching, and is a nationally known composer and arranger whose choral works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Stephen has guest conducted at the Capital University NOW Music Festival, has accepted commissions from numerous choral organizations, including Cantus, The Maryland State Boychoir, the Lancaster Chorale, and the Columbus Chamber Singers, and was awarded the prestigious Individual Artist’s Fellowship in Composition from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. In 1994 Stephen Caracciolo founded BelCanto Singers, a professional performing arts organization dedicated to chamber choral music in Columbus. Under Stephen’s direction for four years, BelCanto Singers and BelCanto Soloist performances met with public praise and critical acclaim, and were frequent collaborators with Early Music In Columbus. As a choral singer, Stephen Caracciolo has performed masterworks with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Julliard School Orchestra, Indiana University Orchestra, and the American Symphony under the batons of Robert Shaw, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Erich Kunzel, and James Levine. He currently performs as a professional bass at Washington National Cathedral.
A composer for MorningStar Music Publishers, Kjos Music, and Roger Dean Publishing, Stephen Caracciolo has been active as a clinician for various educational, ecclesiastical, and professional organizations. His compositions appear on professional, collegiate, and large church repertoire lists, and can be heard on nationally distributed recordings. The National Lutheran Choir, University Concert Choir of Valparaiso, Iowa State Singers, Capital University Chapel Choir, Millikin Chamber Chorale, Northeastern College Choir, Bucknell Rooke Chapel Singers, Seattle Pacific University Choir, Marble Collegiate Church Sanctuary Choir of New York City, Schola Cantorum of Sacred Heart Church of Sacramento, the 18th Street Singers of Washington DC, and Cathedra of Washington National Cathedral are among the many American choral organizations that have performed and recorded his published works.
Stephen Caracciolo has served on the faculties of Denison University where he was coordinator of choral activities; Ohio University, conducting the Singing Men of Ohio in a rigorous schedule of concert tours and appearances; and Roberts Wesleyan College as Director of Choral Activities. His vocal coaches have included Marvin Keenze, Andreas Poulimenos, and Paul Elliot, and he studied choral conducting with leading national figures in the field, including Joseph Flummerfelt, Constantina Tsolainou,James Jordan, Paul Hillier, Jan Harrington, Peter Erdei, and John Poole, former conductor of the BBC Singers.
- Born 1962