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Sean Penzo


Born in Genova, Italy, and raised outside of Syracuse, NY, Sean Penzo is a composer and cellist known for a wide range of collaborations and compositions. He has enjoyed positions in organizations including: Online PR Chair for Ethos New Music Society and Treasurer for The Improv. Collective. Both roles gave him experience in organizing and running events. Sean has attended several music festivals including Sewanee Summer Music Festival, Alba New Music Festival in Alba Italy, and highSCORE New Music Festival. He’s written for ensembles which have performed his music internationally including Sonic Apricity, Akropolis Reed Quintet, and Quartetto Zuena. Recently graduated from SUNY Fredonia, Sean has studied composition with Dr. Paul Coleman and Dr. Andrew Martin Smith, and cello with Dr. Natasha Farny. He is currently studying composition with Dr. Keith Fitch at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

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