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Anthony C. Tedesco

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


MM, 1992, Manhattan Schl Music; BM, 1978, Berklee Coll Music


Tony Tedesco has parlayed his experience as a New York free-lance artist into a career that encompasses many facets of the music world. Over the years, he has toured with many top vocalists and entertainers including Peggy Lee, Perry Como, Vic Damone, Chris Connor, Dick Haymes, Mickey Rooney, Donald O'Connor, and Milton Berle. He has performed on classic major television shows from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Mike Douglas Show, Phil Donahue, and Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, up to the shows of David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. His wide variety of experience in the New York City music scene has included work on many jingles and recordings, along with performances with the New York City Opera, movie appearances and recording for Woody Allen's films "Crimes and Misdemeanors" and "Celebrity, and having the drum chair for various Broadway shows including the Tony Award winning revival of "42nd Street". His fifteen-year association as the drummer with jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli had him touring major venues, concert halls and jazz festivals throughout the world, along with recording several of John's CDs.

Tony has served on the Hofstra faculty since 2003. He was the subject of a profile feature in Modern Drummer Magazine and continues to do clinics, master classes and private teaching in addition to his performing schedule.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 019P (CP) PERCUSSION Undergraduate
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