Pasquale Tassone studied at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan, has an honors diploma from the Chigiana Academy in Siena, Italy and a Ph D from Brandeis University. His teachers have included Franco Donatoni, Giacomo Manzoni and Sandro Gorli in Italy and John Clement Adams, Martin Boykan and Harold Shapero in the United States. He has written music for the University of Lowell recital series, the M.I.T. Band and ALEA III. In 1995 he was commissioned by the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association (MICA) to write a chamber piece that was premiered at the Massachusetts All State Music Convention in March of 1996. Also in 1995, his Piccolo Preludio for solo piano was published in the League-ISCM Piano Book. In 1999, E.C. Schirmer published his arrangement of the Ave Maria (SATB) from Verdi's Otello. He was first a prize-winner, with his Laudate Dominum, in Catholic University's composition contest in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music (1999). Laudate Dominum was premiered at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC in April 2000. In October 2003, he was a resident at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, where he worked with the composer, Olly Wilson. In June 2004, some of Tassone’s choral music was performed at the Artama Choral Festival in the Czech Republic. A CD featuring Ricardo Odriozola and Einar Røttingen performing his Trittico for Violin & Piano, among other works was released in March 2011. In January 2013, Tassone was named a Finalist, 2012 EAMA Prize. In 2014 he finished his first opera, Seven Rabbits on a Pole. More on Pasquale Tassone can be found at migidamusica.org In January 2018, his Wings of Light for String Quartet was chosen by the Italian Center for Rare Diseases in Rome as an artistic contribution in the fight against rare diseases.