Frank Duarte (Santa Ana, CA) (b. 1992) is an American composer, songwriter, conductor, writer, and poet. Recipient of two Global Music Awards, and two ASCAP Plus Awards, Duarte recently won 1st Place in the inaugural University of North Carolina, Greensboro Indigenous Composers Choral Composers Competition. His music, comprised of works for band, choir, electronics, chamber ensembles, and solos, has been performed throughout the United States (Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, North Carolina, Oregon, Indiana, Michigan, Utah, Virginia), Japan (Kyoto, Seto, Nagoya), Greece, and Colombia. Born and raised in Southern California, Duarte earned five of his seven degrees at Fullerton College. Duarte also holds degrees from California State University, Northridge, and Butler University. He is currently a doctoral student in Composition at Michigan State University as an awardee of an MSU Enrichment Fellowship.