Marcello Carelli

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Marcello Carelli

Major: Studio Music and Jazz

Instrument: Drums

Stamps Ensemble Name: Stamps Jazz Quintet Class of 2021

Marcello Carelli, drums, is Majoring in Studio Music and Jazz at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, where he is a Stamps Distinguished Ensemble Scholar, Class of 2021. Marcello is a member of the award-winning Stamps Jazz Quintet, directed by Chuck Bergeron. He studies jazz drumset privately with Steve Rucker and John Yarling.

The son of professional performing artists, Marcello began playing with his father’s jazz ensemble at the age of eight. He graduated from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, New York, and attended Manhattan School of Music's Precollege Program for five years with a concentration in jazz and classical. There, he was awarded the D’Addario Scholarship and the MSM Jazz Scholarship for his exemplary talent and academic performance. In 2016 and 2017, Marcello was recognized as a Young Arts Foundation Merit and Honorable Mention winner in Jazz, as well as Outstanding Soloist at the Berklee High School Jazz festival. A member of the Westchester All-County and New York All-State Bands, he played in both the All-Eastern and All-National Jazz Ensembles in 2017.