Selected Alumni Bios

Dr. Andrea Pejrolo

Dr. Andrea Pejrolo (Ph.D., jazz composition) received his undergraduate degree in Jazz bass performance from Manhattan School of Music and his Master in Composition from the University of Bristol (U.K.).

Recent collaborations as MIDI programmer, composer and bassist include: The Lincoln Center - NY, Don Sebesky, Cy Coleman, The Contemporary American Theater Festival, The United Nations, CNN, NBC, ABC, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show "Swing" (St. James Theater - NY), Care2 web site, The European Community, Le Conservatoire de Strasbourg (France), the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Tony Scott, Terre Roche (The Roches), Birdland - NY, and The Bottom Line - NY.

Dr. Pejrolo has written several articles for music magazines and books, including Bass World Magazine (USA), Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), and Il Capitello Pubishler (Italy). His new book entitled Creative Se! quencing Techniques for Music Production, published in January 2005 by Focal Press - Elsevier, is available in several countries around the world.

Dr. Pejrolo's past teaching experience includes full time faculty at the Audio Recording Technology Institute in Long Island (NY), Hudson County Community College (NJ), Chairman of the MIDI and Digital Audio department at the Institute of Audio Research (IAR) in Manhattan, and at the University of Hartford.

Currently, Dr. Pejrolo is Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston and a full time faculty member at the New England Institute of Art.