Michael Dorato

Mike DoratoMichael Dorato (M.M. Performance, 2015) Michael has performed with such groups as the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Opera, Canton Symphony, River City Brass Band, Westmoreland Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, and many more. He has played with musicians such as Michael Davis and Yo-Yo Ma.

After receiving his Bachelor degree in Music Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he studied with Carl Mazzio. Michael moved to Pittsburgh, where he earned a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Duquesne University, where he studied with James Nova, second trombonist of the GRAMMY Award-winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

On top of having an active performing career, Michael works as one of the staff arrangers for the Brass Roots, a Pittsburgh-based brass ensemble comprised of local professional musicians, performing all styles of music. Michael also holds a substantial private teaching studio in the Pittsburgh area. In addition, Michael currently holds the positions of Music Librarian and Pep Band Director at Duquesne University.

Website: Mike Dorato Music


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