Joseph de Dominicis, ‘Joe D’, is a composer and acoustic guitarist. He performs his music on a seven steel-string archtop guitar. He is a native New Yorker. His first album, ‘Joseph de Dominicis Songs: Volume One’ with vocals and piano by Gloria Cooper was released on the label Carol MRP Co.
He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in General Music and he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Music Composition from the City University of New York at Hunter College in 1995, studying with Edward Knight and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Melinda Wagner. He was the winner of the 1995 Shirley P. Mintz Award given to the graduating music major “who exemplifies a comprehensive knowledge and love of music.”
He became an artist member of The New York Foundation for the Arts and received a generous grant from the Steven H. and Alida Bril Scheuer Foundation to direct and perform in a series of over 100 solo concerts and ten trio concerts of his original music throughout NYC. He is currently working on a new album and playing seven-string acoustic guitar in different venues in Manhattan, New York.
Joseph de Dominicis was featured in Vue Z Magazine in March 2019.