Composer & Performer
Performance remains an informative aspect of his primary career as a composer, as Christopher continues to play the standard historical repertoire while frequently premiering new solo and chamber works. He has participated in masterclasses in composition with Christopher Rouse and Peter Sheppard-Skaerved and in violin performance with Jennifer Koh. Christopher's compositional creativity so far permeates both traditional and not-so-traditional acoustic ensembles, and he has also crossed disciplines in collaboration with sculpture, performance art, and photography.
Currently in residency as a D.M.A. student (Doctor of Music Arts) at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, Christopher studies with Michael Hersch. Christopher is the Graduate Assistant of the conservatory's Composition Department, and he appears as a violinist in the Peabody Camerata, the school's 20th Century and contemporary music chamber ensemble. He also performs as a violinist in Baltimore's new chamber orchestra Symphony Number One, where he additionally fulfills the ensembles's mission to promote substantial works from emerging composers as the organization's Production Director.
Christopher earned a Master of Music from Peabody ('14) and a Bachelor of Music Education from The College of New Jersey ('11), where he held the chair of Concertmaster in the TCNJ College Orchestra for two years. Additional composition studies with Conrad Cummings at The Juilliard School Evening Division.
— Christopher Ciampoli