James Carl Osorio, Piano
James Carl Osorio is a pianist, music director, and social justice advocate currently based in the United States. A sought-after dance pianist in Chicago, he has served as a pianist for Joffrey Academy of Dance, Visceral Dance Center, etc. He has also worked as the music director at Forestburgh Playhouse, a professional theater in New York, and The Theater Conservatory of Chicago College of Performing Arts as well as for various productions in Chicago.
A firm advocate for social justice, he has co-headed cabaret productions that feature artists of color around the Chicago area. As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed in prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Harpa Concert Hall, Ganz Hall, and etc.
Hailing from the Philippines, he completed his bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Chicago College of Performing Arts on a full scholarship under Kuang Hao-Huang. He is currently a graduate student at University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing master’s degrees in piano and historical musicology. He is under the tutelage of Martha Fischer and serves as a Teaching Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Jessica Johnson.