Augusta Cecconi-Bates

Title: Composer Consultant & Committee Member
Company: OSEMP Orchestra
Location: Cape Vincent, New York, United States

Augusta Cecconi-Bates, Composer Consultant and Committee Member at the OSEMP Orchestra, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music composition and education.

Ms. Cecconi-Bates has found success with the Orchestre Symphonique Européen Musica e Pace, or the OSEMP Orchestra, as a composer consultant and committee member since 2022. In addition, she is the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of the Oriskany Alliance and has found success as an independent composer since 2008. Also since 2008, Ms. Cecconi-Bates has served as a membership chairperson of The Oriskany Alliance Inc., and from 1968 to 1993 she shared her expertise as a music teacher with Syracuse City School District.

Ms. Cecconi-Bates composed “Skaters” in 2022. She also wrote and composed “Molly of the Mohawks,” “Essences of the Northcountry,” “Tug Hill Suite,” and “Willie was Different,” among more than 300 compositions to her credit. For her excellence, Ms. Cecconi-Bates was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. In preparation for her career, she attended Syracuse University, earning a bachelor’s degree in musical arts, cum laude, in 1956. She went on to graduate with a Master of Arts in music history in 1960 and was later awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the same institution. She attributes her success to her determination, and in the coming years, she plans to experience continued success in her current endeavors. Dr. Cecconi-Bates composed a major cantata for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., which will be performed in the fall of 2023 by a chorus, orchestra and soloist in a church auditorium in Watertown, New York. A smaller version of the composition was performed at a meeting in New York City on Dr. Martin Luther King Day.

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