- “Finale” for orchestra and cello, with Jin Dong Cai and Chris Chafe and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra to be premiered in 2010.
- “Rajas for John Cage” — “Italian Rajas” to be premiered at The Flea Theatre in New York on May 2, 2010 with Kathy Supove, Larry Marotta and Ryan Jewel.
- “Rhizome for Evelyn” for percussion ensemble with Jan Williams to be premiered at Ohio State University, Weigal Hall with Tom Wells and The New Music Collective, April 14, 2010.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Rocco Di Pietro studies with Hans Hagen, Lukas Foss and Bruno Maderna at The Berkshire Music Center Tanglewood, ASCAP Fellow, and at the Ferein Kurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt.
Di Pietro is composer In Residence Stanford University 2009.