Suffolk Symphonic Choir | Pianist
Joseph Franzino holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance and a Master of Science Degree in Music Education from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. During his time in Queens, Joseph studied piano under the instruction of Morey Ritt and voice with Sidney Outlaw. Throughout his college career Joseph performed in various recitals, chamber music ensembles, and has played many times as a collaborative artist. He is a winner of the Aaron Copland School of Music Concerto Competition, in which he was selected to perform the Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto. In addition to actively performing throughout college, Joseph was also a member of NYSSMA-NAfME (National Association for Music Education) and MEANYC (Music Educators’ Association of New York City). During Joseph’s final year at Queens College he served as the NYSSMA-NAfME Collegiate President for New York State.
Joseph currently teaches Music Theory, General Music, and Chorus for the Farmingdale School District. He also serves as an accompanist for multiple choirs, the NYSSMA solo festival, and for the Tri-M senior recital. Joseph has vocal directed musicals for Howitt Middle School and co-advises the Farmingdale High School chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. In addition to working for Farmingdale, Joseph maintains a private piano studio.