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Katherine Marie Cartusciello

Katherine Marie Cartusciello

Biography

Kat Cartusciello is a New York City-based composer, sound designer, musician, and visual artist. A recent graduate of NYU Tisch's Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program and an ASCAP award recipient, her work has been performed by chamber ensembles including TAK Ensemble, Counter)Induction, and Daedalus Quartet, and at theaters including Manhattan Repertory Theater, Roy Arias, Cabrini Repertory Company, and the Midtown International Theater Festival. Her musical style is inspired by her love of video games (especially the Halo and Little Big Planet franchises), American gothic, Celtic folk, Imogen Heap, and Alexander Desplat. She is constantly searching for the intersections between music, emotion, and the soul. Current projects include original compositions for the short film Heirloom, full-length musical Every(b)one, written with Alex Becker, full-length musical Whitechapel: A Jack the Ripper Horror Musical, and Underland, an immersive video-game adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Recent credits include Village Song, presented by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Walks of Life, commissioned by Blindspot Collective in conjunction with La Jolla Playhouse. She received her MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts in May 2021, and graduated with Departmental Honors from Columbia University in 2016, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Music.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Actor-Musician

My Primary Instrument

  • Clarinet

My Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Violin - fiddle
  • Other
  • Jaw Harp

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • Logic
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • QLab

Pronouns

  • She/Her