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Dr. Henry Alviani

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Dr. Henry Alviani
alviani@kutztown.edu
610-683-4553
Old Main 115-B

Burbank, California, native Hank Alviani is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, commencing in August 2014. He holds a BA in Music Education from Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles where he studied conducting with Paul Salamunovich; the MM in Choral Conducting from California State University Fullerton where he studied with Howard Swan and John Cooksey; and the DMA from Arizona State University where he was graduate assistant conductor for Douglas McEwen. He also was a Master Class conducting student of Helmuth Rilling at the Oregon Bach Festival. In addition to directing University Choir, Chamber Singers, After Hours Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and Bear Voices, he teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and in the past has taught class and studio voice, music theory, music history, and has supervised student teachers. After teaching junior and senior high school choral music in Southern California for twelve years, he has taught at the college level in Texas, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania since 1993. His vocal technique manual VoiceWorks was published by Alfred Publishing and released in 2007. He has composed many pieces for chorus and several of his choral compositions are available from Alliance Publications, Inc., of Fish Creek, WI. He has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera Chorus, has been guest conductor for District and Region Honor Choruses, and is a member of ACDA, NCCO, and NATS. He has served as Faculty Advisor for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia which awarded him the Orpheus Award in May 2006 for his contributions to music in America.