arranger Rob Vuono, Jr. is currently the advanced courses arranging
instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia.
Rob received his formal training at both the Manhattan School of
Music and Mannes College of Music, studying classical composition and
orchestration with Dr. Leo Edwards, Giampaolo Bracali, and David
Loeb. Additionally, Rob studied arranging with Johnny Carisi, Jo
Boyer, and Gil Evans. Rob has freelanced as a writer and performer in
the New York area, and has been active as a jazz studies instructor
for the International Art of Jazz program and director of the Stony
Brook Jazz Ensemble at SUNY, Stony Brook, New York.
In 1986, Rob was
hired as a writer and performer for the U.S. Navy Band, eventually
securing the job of chief arranger for the U.S. Naval Academy Band in
1994. Rob writes for a wide variety of ensembles (jazz ensemble, wind
ensemble, orchestra, choral groups, and chamber groups) and
performers (the rock group Phish, the swing band Big Time Operator,
and The Bluebonnet Brass). An accomplished trumpet and piano
instrumentalist, Rob is currently active as a writer, performer, and
bandleader, releasing recordings of arrangements by his own big band.