2008 Summer Concert Program Notes

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"American Composers You've Never Heard (of)"
8:00 PM Thursday, August 14th, 2008
Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro, Guest Conductor
Opening Ceremony
    Fanfare
    Presentation of the Colors
    National Anthem
Program will be selected from the following:
A Leroy Anderson Portrait ......................................... arr. James Barnes
American Vision .............................................................. Johnnie Vinson
Battle Hymn of the Republic ................... William Steffe / arr. Wilhowsky
Black Jack March ........................................................... Fred K. Huffer
Quality Plus March ....................................................... Frederick Jewell
Unplugged .......................................................................... John Higgins
Prelude #2 .................................................................... George Gershwin
Emblem of Unity ................................................... Joseph John Richards
Symphonic Scenario ...................................................... Richard Rodgers
      from "South Pacific"
March from "1941" .......................................................... John Williams
Seventy-Six Trombones ........................ Meredith Willson / arr. Anderson
Variations for Tuba and Winds ................................. Arthur Frackenpohl
      Dr. Mazzaferro, Tuba Soloist
America the Beautiful ............................................. arr. Carmen Dragon

Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro Dr. Anthony Mazzaferro received his Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University.  During his undergraduate years he was the Assistant Conductor for both the Symphonic and Concert Bands.  After graduating with honors in 1978,he attended Northwestern University where he pursued a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting.  In 1986 he received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University.  As a Graduate Assistant Dr. Mazzaferro worked with the Band and Music Education departments.

Previous to his appointment at Fullerton College, Dr. Mazzaferro taught for the Mount Diablo and Palo Alto Unified School District conducting both elementary and secondary instrumental ensembles.  His guest conducting and adjudication assignments have included Honor Bands and Orchestras throughout the Western United States, Canada, and New Zealand.  Dr. Mazzaferro has also been selected to conduct the California All-State Honor Band, the Alberta, Canada, All-Provincial Honor Band, the California All-State Junior High Symphonic Band and the Northern California High School Honor Band.

As a clinician, Dr. Mazzaferro has worked with Concert Bands and Orchestras from the United States, Japan, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and China.  On his principal instrument, tuba, he has performed with numerous bands and orchestras throughout California.  He is also active in several other profession musical affiliations outside of Fullerton College.

Dr. Mazzaferro is currently the Director of Bands at Fullerton College.  In addition to his academic assignments, He conducts the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Community Band, and instructs Euphonium and Tuba.  He is also completing his eleventh year as Principal Conductor of the Claremont Symphonic Winds.  We are indeed honored to follow his baton this evening.