Cirone, Anthony

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Anthony Cirone

Biography

Born: November 08, 1941 - Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A

Country: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.A

Studies: Juilliard School of Music (B.A.1964, M.A.1965)

Teachers: Vincent Persichetti

Website: http://www.anthonyjcirone.com/

Mention: Inducted into the Percussive Arts Society (2007) PAS Hall of Fame[1]



Anthony J. Cirone received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with the famous solo timpanist of the New York Philharmonic, Saul Goodman. Upon graduation in 1965, he was offered the position of Percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony under Maestro Josef Krips and an Assistant Professorship of Music at San José State University. During his 36-year tenure with the Symphony, Mr. Cirone has also performed under the Musical Directorship of Seiji Ozawa, Edo DeWaart, Herbert Blomstedt, and Michael Tilson Thomas and noted guest conductors such as Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Aaron Copland, Eugene Ormandy, Kurt Mazur, Rafael Kubelik, and James Levine.

Mr. Cirone has also held the position of Professor of Music at San José State University and Chairman of the Percussion Department from 1965 to 2001. He conducted the Percussion Ensemble, taught Fundamental Literature and Techniques, Percussion Pedagogy, and Notation Computer Music Typography classes. Mr. Cirone has also been on the faculties of San Francisco State University and Stanford University. He was also a Professor of Music and Chairman of the Percussion Department in the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. His students have gone on to hold positions in major orchestras and universities throughout the world.

Anthony Cirone, a prolific composer, has over 100 published titles, including textbooks, a music dictionary, a comprehensive text on symphony orchestras, symphonies for percussion, sonatas, a string quartet, and works for orchestra and concert band. He was the Percussion Consultant/Editor for Warner Bros. Publishing Co., and the author of Portraits in Rhythm (a collection of 50 studies for snare drum). His Portraits in Rhythm (50 Studies for Snare Drum) is recognized worldwide as a standard text for training percussionists. Mr. Cirone is also featured in a video, entitled, “Concert Percussion – A Performer’s Guide”, distributed by Warner Bros. Publishing Company. Cirone is presently Executive Editor Percussion Publications with Meredith Music Publications. He is the designer of two pairs of Signature Snare Drum Sticks for the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company. He won the Modern Drummer Magazine Reader’s Poll for five consecutive years for Classical Percussionist and was subsequently elected to their Hall of Fame. Mr. Cirone is a clinician for The Yamaha Corporation, the Avedis Zildjian Cymbal Company and the Remo Drum Company. He received a Special Distinction Award in 1999 from the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Composition Contest for his work for full orchestra, entitled: PENTADIC STRIATIONS.

Mr. Cirone was inducted into the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame on November 2, 2007.[2]


Books on Percussion

Cirone, Anthony. Cirone's Pocket Dictionary of Foreign Musical Terms, Meredith Music Publications, 2009.
Cirone, Anthony, editor. Master Technique Builders for Snare Drum, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony, editor. Master Technique Builders for Vibraphone and Marimba, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. On Musical Interpretation in Percussion Performance, Meredith Music Publications, 2008.
Cirone, Anthony. Orchestral Techniques of the Standard Percussion Instruments, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Charles Dowd, Morris Lang. Percussion Masterclass on Works by Carter, Milhaud and Stravinsky. Delray Beach, Fl: Meredith Music Pub., 2010
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Drum Set, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Multiple Percussion, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Melody, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – Complete Study Guide, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – Spanish Language Edition (Traducción al Español por Omar Ruiz-Oliver), Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits in Rhythm – With Japanese Subtitles, Alfred Music Publishing Co.; Yamaha Music Media Corp.
Cirone, Anthony. Portraits for Timpani, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Keyboard Percussion, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Percussion Ensemble, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Snare Drum, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. Simple Steps to Timpani, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley.The Art of Bass Drum and Cymbal Playing, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony; Neil Grover; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony; Garwood Whaley. The Art of Percussion Accessory Playing. Meredith Music Publication
Cirone, Anthony. The Great American Symphony Orchestra, Meredith Music Publications, 2011.
Cirone, Anthony; Joe Sinai. The Logic of it All: Professional Secrets Applying Imagination to Percussion Techniques. Meredith Music Publications, 2008.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Mallet Player, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Snare Drummer, Alfred Music Publishing Co.
Cirone, Anthony. The Orchestral Timpanist, Alfred Music Publishing Co.


Works for Percussion

4/4 for Four - Percussion Quartet
4-Mallet Etudes for Marimba - Marimba
4-Mallet Marimba Solos - Marimba
4-Mallet Studies for Marimba, Volume VI - Marimba
A Little Song - Percussion Sextet
A Sacred Mass for Chorus and Percussion - Percussion Quartet; Chorus
Advanced Marimba Duets, Volume III - Marimba Duo
Assimilation - Percussion Sextet
Boom-Whap - Percussion Sextet
Cairo Suite - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Dichotomy - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Double Concerto for Two Percussion and Orchestra - Percussion Duo; Orchestra
Double Fanfare - Percussion Ensemble (12) - Harrison/Cirone
Drums Galore - Percussion Sextet
Finale - Percussion Sextet
Five Items for Solo Marimba and Percussion Ensemble - Marimba; Percussion Quintet
Five Items for Soprano and Percussion - Percussion Quintet; voice
Four/Four for Four - Percussion Quartet
Fugue - Cirone - Percussion Quartet
Fugue for Percussion Sextet - Percussion Sextet
Gliding Along - Percussion Sextet
Japanese Impressions - Percussion Quintet
March Right In - Percussion Sextet
Nervous Notes - Percussion Sextet
NYSD: Orchestral Suite for Solo Snare Drum - Solo Percussion
Overture in Percussion - Percussion Quintet
Pentadic Striations - Percussion Quartet
Percussionality - Percussion Quintet
Processional - Percussion Sextet
Samba Classico - Percussion Quartet
Sonata No. 2 for Trumpet and Percussion - Percussion; Trumpet
Sonata No. 3 for Clarinet and Percussion - Percussion; Clarinet
Sonata No. 4 - Percussion; Violin; Piano
Sonata No.1 for Timpani and Piano - Timpani; Piano
Symphony No. 1 for Percussion Ensemble - Percussion Ensemble (8)
Symphony No. 2 for Percussion - Percussion Ensemble (9)
Symphony No.3 (Sacred) - Percussion Sextet
Take Three - Percussion Trio
Three Phases - Percussion Quartet
Triptych - Percussion Quartet
Unaccompanied Solos for Marimba - Marimba


References

  1. PAS.org Accessed March 24, 2013
  2. http://www.meredithmusic.com/anthony-j-cirone