Lucas Artists Fellow

Cuomo has composed music for concert and theatrical stages, dance, television, and film. His works include the opera Doubt, with a libretto by John Patrick Shanley; the opera/oratorio Arjuna's Dilemma, premiered at the BAM Next Wave Festival; Only Breath, commissioned and performed by Maya Beiser at The International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Ravinia; Carnegie Hall and others; Black Diamond Express Train to Hell, a double concerto for cello and sampler commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra and The Orchestra of the Swan, premiered at Carnegie Hall; and Kyrie, commissioned and performed by Chanticleer. He has received numerous grants and awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts awards for Artistic Excellence in the Creation and Development of New Work; two NYSCA commissioning grants; and an Argosy Foundation Grant. His work for television and film includes the themes for Sex and The City (HBO), NOW with Bill Moyers (PBS) and Wide Angle (PBS), music for Homicide: Life On The Street and many others. His theme for Sex and The City was chosen by TV Guide as one of the top 50 television themes of all time. He has lectured widely on music, collaboration, and creativity at numerous universities as well as The Asia Society, the Rubin Museum, the Guggenheim Museums, the Carnegie Hall Choral Institute, and The US Navy CNO Strategic Studies Group. Read more at