Justin Giarrusso

Composer, 2013

Justin GiarrussoJustin Giarrusso (b. 1991) is a composer of accessible contemporary classical music, having written in chamber, choral, and orchestral genres. His music is characterized by light textures and tuneful melodies, and is driven by formal structure. The subject of Giarrusso’s works range from programmatic depictions of natural phenomena to purely musical explorations within a sound world.

Justin has been a winner of the 2013 Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest, the Manhattan Choral Ensemble’s New Music for New York Composition Competition, and the Huntsville Youth Orchestra’s First Annual Young Composers’ Forum Composition Competition; and a finalist for the 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards.

Justin is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where he received a B.A. in Music Theory, magna cum laude; and studied composition under the guidance of Jennifer Jolley, Clint Needham, and Jason Bahr. Beginning in the fall of 2013, he will be pursuing an M.M. in Composition at the University of Louisville.

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Justin Giarrusso – September Scrapbook
for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano