Tom Cipullo1960 -
Tom Cipullo is best known as a composer of vocal music. His song cycles set the poetry of American composers, from Emily Dickinson to Billy Collins.
Photo: Tom Cipullo, Tom Cipullo's Official Website
The recordings of Tom Cipullo's songs, provided in the audio playlist to the right, are made possible through a collaboration with SongFest. Please visit entries for the individual songs for more information about the recordings.
Tom Cipullo studied at Hofstra University and Boston University, under the direction of David Del Tredici, Elie Siegmeister, and Albert Tepper. He founded the organization Friends & Enemies of New Music.
Cipullo's first opera, Glory Denied, premiered in 2006. The opera is about "America during the Vietnam War, based on the true story of Colonel Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war."