Welcome To Clarice Assad's Website

Brazilian-American composer, vocalist and pianist.
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Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "a serious triple threat," Brazilian-American Clarice Assad is a Grammy nominated composer, performer and educator of musical depth and ability.   Carefully crafted colorful textures permeate her soulful and musical world, which embraces a wide variety of styles, from symphonic to chamber music, avant garde to Brazilian genres and French chanson.  As a performer, Assad often appears on piano and explores the voice as an instrument, creating a vast array of innovative textures and extended techniques into her music.   An avid educator, she is the founder of VOXploration, an award winning research-based outreach program which continuously touches the lives of many people.  Clarice's mission is to connect, inspire and empower people through music.

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March 8: Clarice Assad is one of the winners of American Composers Forum's National Composition Contest | The piece RODAPIÃO was premiered by Sybarite 5 on October 22. WINDLAND: Commissioned by General Electric in partnership with the Albany Symphony. Jan. 24 The voice behind the world premiere of "ELEMENTOS" (radio interview) Texas Public Radio Jan. 26 Brazilian singer wows audience - San Antonio Express News. Jan.15 Review of "O Saci-Pererê" on - Classical Guitar Magazine; Review of "O Saci-Pererê" on Examiner.
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Summer Session at Vallekilde: Assad amidst impressive line up of teachers for an experimental composition workshop in Denmark this summer. More info Earlier in the year, ASSAD COMPLETED A MCKNIGHT VISITING COMPOSER FELLOWSHIP: CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO
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Clarice Assad & Off The Cliff at the Utah Arts Festival with the SLF Jazz Band. Read More. CLARICE, SERGIO & ODAIR ASSAD'S US TOUR - Read more on examiner.com, Third Coast Review and The Chicago Maroon
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New Recordings
Assad's 2016 releases include RELÍQUIA, an 11 track album with her father Sergio Assad, released on Adventure Music. Also, pianist Will Duchon's includes Assad's "Slow Waltz" From the Suite Impressions. Check it out on CD Baby. The CAVATINA DUO and the AVALON String Quartet released "SEPHARDIC JOURNEY" a collection of Sephardic melodies arranged by four prominent composers, including Assad's Sephardic Suite on Cedille Records.

"Clarice Assad is quite simply a phenomenon who has streaked across the world’s musical landscape like one of those comets that appears just once in a lifetime"


"… a talent quite beyond compare. "


"Vibrant, gear-shifting...a charismatic singer "

- The New York Times

"Dazzling Vocal Soloist "

- LA Times
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