Stephen Caracciolo is a choral conductor recognized for his passionate artistry and creative teaching, and he is a nationally known composer and arranger whose choral works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Caracciolo has guest conducted at the Capital University NOW Music Festival; has accepted commissions from numerous organizations, including Cantus, the Maryland State Boy Choir, Lancaster Chorale, and the Columbus Chamber Singers; and was awarded the prestigious Individual Artist's Fellowship in Composition from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. His compositions appear on many professional, collegiate, and church and cathedral choir repertoire lists, and they can be heard on nationally distributed recordings.
Dr. Caracciolo holds degrees from Capital University, Westminster Choir College, and Indiana University, and he has studied conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt, Constantina Tsolainou, James Jordan, Paul Hillier, Jan Harrington, Peter Erdei, and John Poole, former conductor of the BBC Singers. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he conducts the UMBC Camerata and teaches voice and choral related courses. In addition, he sings as a professional bass at Washington National Cathedral.