Elise Arancio

Elise Arancio, composition (Tucker, GA), is currently based in Philadelphia. In 2014, she made her debut at Emory University with the premiere of a piece for string orchestra piece. Since then, her orchestral and chamber works have been performed across the country and internationally by ensembles including the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Emory Junior Chamber Orchestra, as well as by members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Some of her recent accolades include being selected as a winner of the 2019 NorCal Music Festival Composition Competition, the 2018 NextNotes High School Composition Awards, and the 2016 and 2017 National Young Composers Challenge. She has attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the Curtis Young Artists Summer Program, and was a composing fellow at the Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival. She joined Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra as an apprentice composer in the summer of 2018. She studied previously with Richard Prior, and is currently holding the Peter King Fellowship and pursuing a B.M. at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studies with David Ludwig, Jennifer Higdon, Richard Danielpour, and Tod Machover.