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Anne Marie Guzzo is an internationally performed composer and the founder of New Frontiers Festival of contemporary music based in Laramie, Wyoming. Passionate about new music, Guzzo performs regularly (clarinet) and teaches composition and theory at the University of Wyoming. Research interests include the cartoon music of Carl W. Stalling, silent movie music, and musical absurdism. Guzzo earned her Ph.D. in theory and composition from the University of California, Davis, where she studied composition with Ross Bauer and Pablo Ortiz.
Guzzo’s music was recently performed in London by the AdZel Duo—Mariam Adam of Imani Winds and Stephanie Zelnick of the University of Kansas/Boulder Philharmonic, clarinets and in Los Angeles by the Synchromy. Guzzo was a 2012 Fall Artists Resident at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts and her works were heard in 2012 in Goianiâ, Brazil at the Festival Internacional Música Clássica no Coração do Brasil as well as at the SESI Theatre’s International Women’s Day celebration. Anne was a 2011 Wyoming Arts Council Fellow, and a 2010 fellow at the Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. Her music has been played by the Allégresse trio, the Vine Orchestra, the Empyrean Ensemble in the San Francisco Bay Area; the Divan Consort in Los Angeles; Third Angle in Portland, Oregon; Telling Stories from Boulder/Denver Colorado; the Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra in Wyoming; and a number of other ensembles.