Wyoming Arts Council


Anne M. Guzzo is Wyoming composer who draws on science and nature, playful absurdism, and interdisciplinary collaboration to create music that has been described as alternately moving and humorous. Anne has recently collaborated with an entomologist, a range-land ecologist, vertical dancers, poets, and a microbiologist, among others.

Guzzo—an internationally performed composer and professor at the University of Wyoming—is passionate about new music. She founded and directs the Wyoming Festival: New Music in the Mountains, a chamber music festival in Grand Teton National Park at the UW-National Park Service Research Station. Guzzo’s interests include the cartoon music of Carl W. Stalling, classical improvisation, and silent movie music.

Her music has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, on the Grand Teton Music Festival Inside the Music Series, and performed by the AdZel Duo, Voices of Change; the Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Allégresse trio, the Empyrean Ensemble, the Divan Consort, Third Angle, and a number of other ensembles and performers. Her new chamber opera, Locust, was premiered at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming in the Fall of 2018 and received its international premiere in Morocco in 2019. For more information, go to anneguzzo.com.