Music Associate Professor of String Studies
Mr. Joseph Bongiorno is a student of the legendary Homer Mensch, has been a member of both the New York City Opera Orchestra and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra for some 15 years. He is also the principal double bassist for the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the American Composers Orchestra. He has served under the music direction of Lukas Foss, Dennis Russell Davies, Robert Spano and Stephan Sloan. During his career he has appeared as principal double bassist with American Ballet Theater, Opera Orchestra of New York, and the American Symphony as well as the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. Mr Bongiorno has appeared as a guest artist in chamber music performances on the series of the Pierrot Consort, Maverick Concerts, Arbor Chamber Music, Norfolk/Yale Summer Chamber Festival, Spoleto Festival, North Country Chamber Players, and Bargemusic. He has recorded scores for over 50 films, CD's and television shows.