Peter O McGuinness
Professor • Department of
As a working musician, I am creative in a number of ways - I lead two performing ensembles (The Pete McGuinness Quartet and The Pete McGuinness Jazz orchestra). I am also a member of a new nationally-recognized jazz vocal group known as The Royal Bopsters. I write music for two well-know publishers - Kendor and Smart Chart Music companies, as well as create works for schools by commission.
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Music - Jazz studies
Performances and Exhibits
"Bending Towards The Light - A Jazz Nativity"
Notable Courses Taught
-Jazz Improvisation I and II (BM)
-Jazz Arranging I and II (BM)
-Topics In Jazz Arranging (MM lecture class)
-The Jazz Arrangers' Ensemble (coach)
-Jazz Pedagogy (MM students)
-Private Jazz Arranging and Vocal students (MM level)
-Oversee the MM in Jazz Arranging program