Dr. Tony Mazzaferro

Guest Conductor, Golden State British Brass Band

Dr. Tony Mazzaferro received his Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University. During undergraduate years he served as the Principal Tuba in the Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra in addition to being the assistant conductor for the Symphonic and Concert Bands. After graduating with honors in 1978, Tony attended Northwestern University where he pursued a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting, studying under John P. Paynter. In 1986, Tony received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University , where he was Graduate Assistant for the Music Education Department and the Concert Band.

Tony has taught for the Mount Diablo and Palo Alto Unified School Districts where his assignments included both elementary and secondary instrumental ensembles. Under his direction the Wind Ensemble and Concert Band received unanimous Superior ratings at CMEA festivals. His guest conducting assignments have included Honor Bands throughout California and he has adjudicated music festivals in California, Arizona, and Utah. Recently, Tony travelled to New Zealand and served as the Chief Adjudicator for the National Concert Band Festival and as the conductor of the New Zealand National Youth Concert Band.

Tony has performed with many bands and orchestras throughout Northern California including the Diablo Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony, the Symphony of the Mountain, and Berkeley and Santa Cruz County Symphony Orchestras. He is presently the Resident Conductor for the Claremont Symphonic Winds and a member of the Artisan Brass Quintet, the Fullerton College music faculty ensemble.

He has written for Accent magazine, The Performing Arts Journal, and The Journal of Band Research.

Tony is currently on the faculty of Fullerton College where he directs the Symphonic Winds, the Community Band, and teaches Music Theory, Music History, and Applied Euphonium and Tuba. In addition, he is on the faculty of Cal Poly Pomona where he directs the Symphonic Wind Ensemble.

You can send Tony email at tubamazz@aol.com.

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Last updated July 29, 2000