AWK BAND

Bill Troiano

Tuba

Bill Troiano received his Bachelor of Music Education (BM) degree from the State University of New York at Fredoniain 1973 and a Master of Tuba Performance and Brass Literature (MM) degree from The Eastman School of Musician 1974. Mr. Troiano retired from the Connetquot School District where he taught middle school/junior high instrumental music from 1980-2007, including concert band, jazz ensemble and lessons. He has also been an adjunct instructor of tuba and euphonium at C.W. Post College, Queens College, Suffolk Community College and Five Towns College. Before moving to Texas, he also taught all low brass instruments at Chaminade High School. In 1996, Indiana Press published an international reference book titled The Tuba Source Book. Mr. Troiano completed work as the author of the chapter,Recommended Basic Repertoire For The High School Tuba Student. As a tubist, Mr. Troiano was a member of the Guy Lombardo Orchestra from 1976-78 where he toured with the band, played New Years Eve television shows at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in NYC and played musicals at the Jones Beach Theater. With that band, he also played at former President Jimmy Carter’s Innaugural Ball. Mr. Troiano also performed with Dr. Harvey Phillips, the late, renowned tuba virtuoso, in Carnegie Hall and at the Mozart Festival in Vermont. Since moving to Texas at the end of 2012, Mr. Troiano has been playing with the Cedar Park Winds, and other area ensembles. He also performs traditional jazz (Dixieland) with various Austin bands, but mostly with La Grosse Tete. He has also adjudicated at local solo festivals and regional band audtions.