Faculty

Dan Caputo

Lecturer

  • Program:
    Composition / Theory and Analysis


Dan Caputo is a Los Angeles-based composer of instrumental and electronic music. Caputo holds a DMA in composition from the University of Southern California and has additionally earned a BM from USC and an MM from the University of Texas at Austin.

Caputo’s recent works make use of expansive soundscapes, microvariation in repetitious contexts, perceptual extremes, and layered musical references as tools to explore the powerful role memory—both individual and collective—plays in aesthetic experiences. His compositions have been presented by institutions including the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Hear Now Music Festival, the Blackbird Creative Lab, the USC Thornton Symphony, USC Thornton Edge, and the Oh My Ears New Music Festival. Invited as composer-in-residence for the cancelled 2020 Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, this role is expected to be realized in the 2022 season.