Local Classical Featured Artist – 4/6/20-4/19/20
This week on CMI Streaming we feature local composer and Butler University faculty member Frank Felice. Felice is an eclectic composer who writes with a postmodern mischievousness: each piece speaks in its own language, and they can be by turns comedic or ironic, simple or complex, subtle or startling or humble or reverent. His music has been performed extensively in the U.S. as well as garnering performances in Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Greece, Italy, the United Kingdom, the Russian Federation, China, Austria, the Phillipines, Viet Nam, Australia, the Czech Republic and Hungary. His commissions have included funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Omaha Symphony, the Indiana Arts Commission, The Indiana Repertory Theatre, Dance Kaleidoscope, Music Teachers National Association, the Wyoming State Arts Board, the Indianapolis Youth Symphony, Kappa Kappa Psi/Tau Beta Sigma as well as many private commissions and consortia.
Felice began his musical studies in Hamilton, Montana, singing and playing piano, guitar and double bass. His interest in composition began through participation with a number of rock bands. Felice is also an active performer and is in demand as an electric and upright bassist, playing in various rock, funk, prog rock, and big bands in the greater Indianapolis area.
Connect with CMI Streaming’s Local Classical channel this week for music composed by Frank Felice.