About Jonny Priano

jonnyprianoJonny Priano is a composer and choral conductor from western Pennsylvania.  His music is published through Hal Leonard, Alfred Music, Santa Barbara Music Publishing, and Colla Voce Music, with several of these pieces given the distinction of J.W. Pepper Editor’s Choice.  Jonny earned a Master of Music Performance degree in Choral Conducting from Youngstown State University under the instruction of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee.  He also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Grove City College where he studied with composition mentor Dr. Douglas Browne.  Jonny has received commissions from choirs across the United States and his music has received performances in Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa.  He is the Composer-in-Residence for the University of South Dakota Chamber Singers and enjoys frequent collaborations with their conductor, Dr. David Holdhusen.  In 2013, Jonny was commissioned by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to compose a choral piece that was performed by a 2,000-member choir in the inaugural Music for the Spirit Festival.  He has performed as a member of the Professional Core for the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and is active as a professional pianist and vocalist. Outside of the music industry, Jonny enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashley, and their sons, Luca and Leo.  For more information about Jonny and his music, visit www.prianofamily.com