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Anthony DeQuattro


Dr. Anthony DeQuattro is currently Principal Percussionist with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and is on the faculty of Quinnipiac University, Southern Connecticut State University, and the University of Bridgeport. In addition, he teaches summer graduate courses in music education at Villanova University, VanderCook College of Music (Chicago), and Central Connecticut State University. He has worked with such talents as Dave Brubeck, Joel Grey, Margaret Whiting and LeAnn Rimes and has appeared at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival several times. He has traveled to and studied in Ghana, Bali, Taiwan, and Puerto Rico and has studied with performers from South India, Cuba, and Brazil. In addition to music, he has studied folkloric dance from Latin America, Ghana, and England. In 2007, Anthony was named Connecticut's outstanding secondary school music educator and received the Excellence in Music Teaching Award from the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. He is a contributing author to the sixth and seventh editions of Cengage Publication's Listening to Music for which he penned chapters on the music of Brazil, India, Japan, and Mexico as well as a chapter on Jazz. Anthony received his education from The Hartt School, Yale University, Boston University, and the public library.