Michael Lupo is a percussionist and musicologist currently based in Brooklyn. Lupo began his performance career in 2001 as a drummer for numerous New York City-based rock bands, including Kinetic and Mother Feather, before turning to 20th- and 21st-century classical percussion repertoire. While pursuing his Master’s degree at Brooklyn College, he performed with the Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Frank Cassara of the
Philip Glass Ensemble.
Since then, Lupo has performed with the Contemporary Music Ensemble and the Curiosity Cabinet. Lupo’s interest in academic writing led him to the CUNY Graduate Center, where he is currently writing his PhD dissertation on social engagement in the late electroacoustic works of Luigi Nono (1924–1990). Additionally, he is an Assistant Editor for the Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM), as well as an instructor in the music department at The John Jay College of Criminal Justice.