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Michael Compitello


Michael Compitello is a percussionist active as a chamber musician, soloist, and teaching artist.  He has performed with Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Signal, Ensemble ACJW, and has worked with composers Helmut Lachenmann, Nicolaus A. Huber, David Lang, John Luther Adams, Alejandro Viñao, Marc Applebaum, and Martin Bresnick on premieres and performances of new chamber works. 

With cellist Hannah Collins as New Morse Code, Compitello has created generating a singular and personal repertoire through long-term collaboration with some of America’s most esteemed young composers. Their debut album, Simplicity Itself, described as “a flag of genuineness raised” (WQXR), was released in 2017 on New Focus Recordings. Currently, Compitello's Unsnared Drum project seeks to reinvent the much-maligned instrument through collaboration with four of America’s most esteemed women composers.

Compitello is an assistant professor of percussion at Arizona State University, and is assistant director of Avaloch Farm Music Institute.

  • DMA Yale School of Music
  • MM Yale School of Music
  • BM Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University