Dr. John Roscigno is Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Studies at California State University, Northridge. He is also Music Director of the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic and the CSUN Youth Orchestras. His versatility as a musician has allowed him opportunities to conduct and perform throughout the world.
Recently Dr. Roscigno has been a guest conductor and clinician for all-state orchestras and state festival and conferences in Arizona, Nevada and California. He has guest conducted Opera Constanta of Romania, the Santa Barbara Ballet and the Tucson Symphony and has performed as a pianists and percussionist with a number of professional orchestras throughout the United States. He performs regular in the professional new music ensemble “TEMPO”. Prior to his positions in California Dr. Roscigno held positions Music Director and Conductor of the Conway Symphony Orchestra for six years, Director of Orchestral Studies at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arizona, Assistant Conductor of the Tucson Symphony and Assistant Professor of Music at Auburn University.
Dr. Roscigno holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of Arizona, a Master's Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor's degree as a double major in piano and percussion performance from the University of Arizona. Additional studies include work at the Aspen Music Festival, Cincinnati Conservatory Conducting Symposium and the University of Miami. In 1994 Dr. Roscigno was a semi-finalist in the Tokyo International Conducting Competition. His principal conducting teachers have been Akira Endo, Paul Vermel and Leonard Pearlman. He has studied percussion with Tom Siwe and Gary Cook and piano with Nicholas Zumbro, Ozan Marsh and William Landolfi. He is a native of the Bronx, New York.