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Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Emily Pecoraro, Music TheoryEmily Pecoraro, Music Theory
Multiple Woodwind Specialist

New York City based multiple woodwind instrumentalist Emily Pecoraro regularly performs with musical ensembles in the styles of classical, jazz, rock, funk, Afrobeat, Dixieland, Third Stream, avant-garde, and musical theater. Ms. Pecoraro holds her M.M. in Multiple Woodwind Performance from The Boston Conservatory, with concentration in saxophone, clarinet, and flute. She also holds a B.M. in Music Education from Ithaca College, with a heavy emphasis on jazz performance and pedagogy in addition to traditional studies in music education.

Ms. Pecoraro is currently on tour with the Broadway National Tour of Frank Loesser’s “Guys and Dolls” with Big League Productions (New York, NY). She has also performed and/or recorded with Afrobeat, Rock, Funk, Jazz, and Classical groups including: The Big Mean Sound Machine (Ithaca, NY); The Macrotones (Boston, MA); The Ward Eights (Boston, MA); The Mike Titlebaum Big Band (Rochester, NY); Bobby Spellman’s Underground Society Band (Boston, MA); Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (Rochester, NY); The Cabra Quartet (Boston, MA); The Music Box Company (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. 

For more information on this artist, please visit www.EmilyAPecoraro.com

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