The American/Italian composer Christopher Trapani was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a Master’s degree at the Royal College of Music, and a doctorate from Columbia University. He spent a year in Istanbul on a Fulbright grant, studying microtonality in Ottoman music, and nearly seven years in Paris, including several working at IRCAM.
Christopher’s honors include the 2016-17 Rome Prize, a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2007 Gaudeamus Prize. His debut CD, Waterlines was released on New Focus Recordings in 2018. He currently serves as Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition and Interim Director of the Electronic Music Studios at The University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music.