Anthony Brandolino, D.M.A.


Professor of Music; Director of Strings Core Curriculum, Music, Music Education

Dr. Brandolino serves as Music Director of the Liberty Symphony Orchestra, conducts the William Jewell College Chamber Orchestra and teaches violin at Jewell. He has appeared as conductor with the Saint Joseph Symphony, the Kansas City Youth Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Spoleto Festival Orchestra and for pop artists The Association and Gary Morris. A native of suburban Chicago, Dr. Brandolino attended the Interlochen Arts Academy and earned degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Articles based on his dissertation, A study of Orchestra Audition Repertoire for Violin, have been published in various journals including the American String Teacher.

Dr. Brandolino has served as concertmaster of the Liberty Symphony, Augusta Symphony, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. He has performed for various artists including Ray Charles, Itzhak Perlman, Josh Groban, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, The Moody Blues and on albums by Motown artist James Brown. Dr. Brandolino appeared with the Spoleto Festival Orchestra in its 1984 Grammy-winning recording of Samuel Barber’s opera Antony and Cleopatra on the New World label. He occasionally performs as a substitute violinist with the Kansas City Symphony.

Education

  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City