Anthony Iannaccone (b. New York City 1943) studied at the Manhattan School of Music (M.M.) and the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D.). His principal teachers were Vittorio Giannini, Aaron Copland, and David Diamond. 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 U.S. 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 U.S., he has conducted several European orchestras, including the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, the Bavarian Festival Orchestra, the Janacek Philharmonic, the Moravian Philharmonic, and the Slovak Radio Orchestra. Since 1971, he has taught at Eastern Michigan University, where, for 30 years he conducted the Collegium in 18th- century orchestral and choral music. Iannaccone’s works have won many first prizes in national and international competitions, including the Ravel Prize for Rituals for Violin and Piano, the Dutka Prize for String Quartet No. 3, the Ostwald Award for Sea Drift, and the SAI/C.F.Peters Award for Two-Piano Inventions. His Waiting for Sunrise on the Sound was chosen as one of five finalists in the 2001 London Symphony Orchestra Masterprize competition from a field of 1151 orchestral works submitted. Recent commissions include a quintet for clarinet and strings for Richard Stoltzman, a choral work for the Ithaca College School of Music, and an orchestral work for the Dearborn Symphony.