Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Dr. Anthony Iannaccone

351 Alexander Building




Manhattan School of Music

Eastman School of Music

Courses Taught

  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory Literature¬†
  • Survey of Harmonic Technology¬†


Anthony Iannaccone (born New York City, 1943) studied with Vittorio Giannini, Aaron Copland, and David Diamond to learn principles of music. During the 1960's, he supported himself as a part-time teacher (Manhattan School of Music) and orchestral violinist.

His catalogue of approximately 50 published works includes three symphonies, smaller works for orchestra, several large works for chorus and orchestra, numerous chamber pieces, large works for wind ensemble, and several extended a cappella choral compositions. His music is performed by major orchestras and professional chamber ensembles in the US and abroad. He is an active conductor of both new music and standard orchestral repertory.

In addition to conducting numerous regional and metropolitan orchestras in the US, Iannaccone has conducted European orchestras including the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the Bavarian Festival Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Slovak Radio Orchestra.

Iannaccone's WAITING FOR SUNRISE ON THE SOUND was chosen as one of five finalists in the 2001 Masterprize competition from a field of 1151 orchestral works submitted. Other recent commissions include a quintet for clarinet and strings for Richard Stoltzman. More information about Anthony Iannaccone is available at www.tritone-tenuto.com/iannaccone.htm and www.iannacconeworks.com.

He has taught at Eastern Michigan University since 1971.

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