Our Patron Composers

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

(1567 –1643)

Jacques Offenbach

(1819 – 1880)

Béla Viktor János Bartók

(1881 – 1945)

Jerrald King ``Jerry`` Goldsmith

(1929 – 2004)

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki

(Born 1933)

Shulamit Ran

(Born 1949)

Our Studio

We believe in instilling more than just how to play, we seek to develop their knowledge and techniques to empower them to learn, grow and create on their own. At Calliope School of Music we work to inspire the artists of tomorrow.

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    Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

    Patron composer of the green room.


    Monteverdi (1567 –1643) was an Italian composer, gambist, singer and Roman Catholic priest.

    Monteverdi’s work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the change from the Renaissance style of music to that of the Baroque period. He developed two styles of composition – the heritage of Renaissance polyphony and the new basso continuo technique of the Baroque. Monteverdi wrote one of the earliest operas, L’Orfeo, a novel work that is the earliest surviving opera still regularly performed. He was recognized as an inventive composer and enjoyed considerable fame in his life.