new works project
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Annika K. Socolofsky
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Commission Delivery: January 15, 2021
Instrumentation: Portable Percussion
Marissa DiPronio is a composer currently residing in Cincinnati, OH. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both music composition and piano performance from the University of South Florida, as well as a master’s degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her music has been performed both across the United States and internationally and has been featured in festivals such as SEAMUS, the Bowling Green New Music Festival, the Magic Marimba Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, NYCEMF, and many others.
Marissa is well known for her percussion writing, and her percussion pieces have been performed by the percussion studios of many notable university programs, as well as professional soloists and ensembles. She focuses primarily on timbre in her music, and her thematic material is often sparse and stretched out over long intervals and spaces. She is fascinated by simplicity and minimalist philosophies and lifestyle, which have found their way into her composition process over the past several years.
Marissa is married to percussionist Dr. Jacob Dike and they work together frequently on projects that feature percussion and technology.