James Canepa (b. 1985) is a composer, teacher and guitarist based out of Hartford, CT. James is currently is studying at the Hartt School of Music toward a Master of Music degree in composition under Dr. Robert Carl and Dr. Larry Alan Smith. Formerly, James studied composition and guitar performance at the Metropolitan State University of Denver.
His music can be described as elusive and ethereal, poignant, exuberant and whimsical. James' work has been awarded internationally by notable grand prizes in composition including the 2011 Josef Dorfman Composition Competition at the International Summer Akademie of Musik in Ochsenhausen, Germany and the 2011 Playground Ensemble's Colorado Composer's Commission in Denver, Colorado.
As a performer, James has been a member of various rock and jazz groups in the Denver Area, including the Eminence Ensemble, Erzsebet and the metal band, Wither Without.
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