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Enrico Arcaro

THEORY TEACHER

Enrico’s musical ventures began as a teenager in the hardcore/Punk scene in New York City.  After years spent composing for his bands, he obtained his Bachelors of Science in Music from the City University of New York, studying guitar, piano and composition. He graduated with honors, receiving the Ted McIrvine Memorial Award for Academic Excellence and the CSI Foundation Prize for Outstanding Music by Students. Continuing his education at NYU Steinhardt, Enrico obtained a Master of Music in Music Theory & Composition. There, he won NYU’s Takemitsu Project composition contest for his work Fifth Dimension which was then premiered at Merkin Hall. He went on to teach as an Adjunct Lecturer for the City University of New York, teaching Music Theory, Musicianship, Counterpoint and Music History, while teaching private students in guitar, composition, and piano. As a teacher, Enrico aims to relay the wisdom gained from his diverse musical and artistic experiences. Through cultivating technique, theory and individual inspirations, he strives to instill awareness of music’s communicative power; encouraging his students to use their musicianship as a vehicle of self-expression.