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Emily Pecoraro, RA/Music Theory, Jazz ComboEmily Pecoraro, RA/Music Theory, Jazz Combo
Multiple Woodwind Specialist

Multiple woodwind instrumentalist Emily Pecoraro regularly performs with musical ensembles in the styles of Classical, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Afrobeat, and musical theater. Ms. Pecoraro holds a B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY, with a heavy emphasis on jazz performance and pedagogy in addition to traditional studies in music education.

She has recorded and/or performed with Jazz, Afrobeat, Rock, Funk, Avant-garde, and Classical groups including: The Big Mean Sound Machine (Ithaca, NY); The Macrotones (Boston, MA); The Mike Titlebaum Big Band (Rochester, NY); Bobby Spellman’s Underground Society Band (Boston, MA); Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Rochester, NY); Ladyhips (Hartford, CT); Beat the Grid (Brooklyn, NY); The Buddhi (Ithaca, NY); The Ward Eights (Boston, MA); The Cabra Quartet (Boston, MA); Dan Gabel and the Abeltones (Boston, MA); the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, and Contemporary Ensemble of Ithaca College (Ithaca, NY); and the Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, Saxophone Ensemble, Opera Orchestra, and Musical Theater Orchestra of The Boston Conservatory (Boston, MA). 

Her primary teachers include: Michael Norsworthy (Boston, MA); Eric Hewitt (Boston, MA); Sarah Brady (Boston, MA); Richard MacDowell (Ithaca, NY); Mike Titlebaum (Ithaca, NY); Michael Galvan (Ithaca, NY); Curt Blood (Hartford, CT); and Luigi Magistrelli (Milan, Italy); and is from the conducting studios of Dr. Stephen Peterson, Dr. Beth Peterson, and Dr. Mark Fonder all of Ithaca College.  As of May, 2014, Ms. Pecoraro is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory, where she earned a Masters in Music degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance with concentrations on saxophone, clarinet, and flute. Her professional plans include freelancing in and around the Tri-State Area while cultivating a thriving music program at a school as a band educator. Additional plans include maintaining her lucrative career as a florist and to own an enormously impressive collection of shoes and cats.

For more information, please visit www.EmilyAPecoraro.com

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