Instructor of Double Bass
Born in Cleveland, Ohio Dr. Stanziano has been a published American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) composer since 1982. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree, Magna Cum Laude, in composition from Cleveland State University in 1996 where he studied composition with Edwin London and Eric Ziolek. He also studied double bass with Harry Barnoff and Mark Atherton, both of the Cleveland Orchestra. Dr. Stanziano earned a Master of Art's degree in composition at Kent Sate University in 1998 while performing the duties of teaching assistant in music theory. He continued his doctoral studies at Kent State University where he studied composition with Frank Wiley, Dennis Eberhard and Halim el-Dabh. He was the recipient of the 1999-2000 Kent State University Fellowship Award. He also teaches at Cleveland State University, University of Akron and Lakeland Community College. Dr. Stanziano is an active composer, lecturer and performer (Cleveland State University Faculty Jazz Ensemble, Suburban Symphony Orchestra) and maintains a private teaching studio. His music has been performed throughout the United States and at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. He joined the Cleveland Composer's Guild in 2005 and is recognized in Who's Who in America for 2006-2007.