Giustino Carrano – Voice/Piano/Brass/Conductor
Giustino Carrano, conductor, tubist, and baritone, is a musician with tenacity and passion and has been making music for over 17 years. As an avid performer, vocal coach, and conductor he has enjoyed a musical career on multiple continents. He received his Bachelors of Music in Performance with a duel specialization in voice and tuba, from the University of West Florida, studying with Dr. Sheila Murphy-Dunn, and Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola. Mr. Carrano received his Masters of Music in Performance, with secondary studies in Orchestral Conducting from Ball State University, under the tutelage of Dr. Kathleen
Mr. Carrano began his teaching career during his studies at UWF, where he was brought on as Instructor of Music at Olive Baptist School of Performing Arts, here he taught guitar, brass, and voice. He has also been on the staff at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp since 2011, where he spent two summers as the vocal coach for the International Choir Ensemble of the Blue Lake International Exchange Program. He has also worked as a private instructor, elementary school brass clinician, and interim director working with choirs, bands, and orchestras.
As a Vocalist, his recent engagements include La Boheme with Projekt Opera, Concert engagements with Indianapolis Opera, a European tour with the Blue Lake International Choir and Orchestra, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp staff, A Little Night Music with the Chickasaw Civic Theatre, Rigoletto with the Pensacola Opera, Gianni Schicchi, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Werther with BSU Opera Theatre. This Season he will be joining the Cast of Opera Florentine for the World Premiere of Sister Carrie, and making his debut at Opera Western Reserve in the role of El Dancairo in Carmen. Mr. Carrano is also a founding member of the Thundercats Trio, which recently made their debut performance with the White Lake Chamber Music Festival, as well as being regular performers at the Blue Lake Summer Festival. As a Tubist, he has primarily performed in smaller Chamber appearances, as well as performing as tubist and trombonist with the East Central Indiana Chamber Orchestra.
In addition, Mr. Carrano has also studied Instrumental Conducting with Richard Glaze, Leonard Atherton, Doug Droste, and Michael Klaue of the Hamburg Conservatory. Recently, he has had the privilege of working with the Youth Orchestras of East Central Indiana, and the Ball State University Campus Orchestra.