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Andrew Bonacci

Dr. Andrew Bonacci

Professor, Department Chair, Coordinator of Music Theory and Composition
B.M., State University of New York at Fredonia; M.M. Piano Performance, M.M. Composition, University of Louisville; D.M.A., University of Kansas

Andrew Bonacci enjoys an active career as a composer and educator in New England. As a pianist and composer he is the recipient of numerous awards and commissions, and his concert music has been performed throughout the United States, Great Britain, and the Far East. He is currently Chair of the Music Department and coordinator of the Music Theory and Composition area at Westfield State University, where he has also served as Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

Dr. Bonacci holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia; the M.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Louisville; the M.M. in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Louisville, and the D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Kansas.  His music is published by Alliance Music Publishers, Laurendale Associates, ECS Publishing Group (Canticle Distributing), and Beauport Classical, and is promoted and distributed by Phoenix Classical. He is a composing member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

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