Carla Lucero


Carla Lucero, a native of Los Angeles, received a B.F.A. in Music Composition from California Institute of the Arts in 1986 where she studied with composers Leonard Rosenman, Morton Subotnik, Alan Chapman and Rand Stieger. Drawing upon sources from Romantic and Neo-Classical music, Lucero has developed a highly melodic compositional style that puts soul into the cerebral.


Before moving to the Bay Area, Lucero worked extensively with the Los Angeles-based Collage Dance Theater, including original compositions written for Most Wanted (presented in a city jail), LaBrea Woman (a site-specific dance performance), Life in the Lap Lane and Out of Circulation. Lucero won Los Angeles’s 1998 Lester Horton Outstanding Achievement in Dance Award.