Dr. Anthony DeQuattro is currently Principal Percussionist with the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and is on the faculties of Quinnipiac University and Southern Connecticut State University. In addition, he has taught summer graduate courses in music education at various colleges around the U.S. including Villanova University, VanderCook College of Music (Chicago), University of St. Thomas (St. Paul), and Central Connecticut State University. He has worked with such talents as Dave Brubeck, Joel Grey, Margaret Whiting and LeAnn Rimes and has appeared at the legendary Newport Jazz Festival several times. He has traveled to and studied in Ghana, Bali, Taiwan, and Puerto Rico and has studied with performers from South India, Cuba, and Brazil. In addition to music, he has studied folkloric dance from Latin America, Ghana, and England. In 2019, Anthony was sent to Kathmandu, Nepal as part of a U.S. Department of State sponsored cultural exchange with the Mandala Theater. He is a contributing author to Cengage Publication’s Listening to Music for which he penned chapters on the music of Brazil, India, Japan, and Mexico as well as a chapter on Jazz. Anthony is the chairman of the music department at the Regional Center for the Arts (RCA), a high school for the performing arts in Trumbull, Connecticut, and is a past recipient of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s Excellence in Music Teaching Award for which he was named Connecticut’s outstanding secondary school music educator. Since becoming department chair, the RCA music department has grown from serving under 15 music majors to over 70 music majors. He received his education from The Hartt School, Yale University, Boston University, and the public library.