• Armenio Suzano
    6-12th Orchestra Director

    • B.M., Performance, Stephen F. Austin State University (TX)
    • M.M., Performance, Northwestern University (IL)
    • D.M.A., The University of Michigan (MI)

    Armenio Suzano was born in Brazil and at the age of 15 won a competition to become the youngest member ever of the renowned Rio de Janeiro Opera House Symphony Orchestra. Suzano's accomplishments include the Outstanding Music Graduate Award as well as the President's Award for Outstanding Performer of the Year from Stephen F. Austin State University (TX), and the 1st prize at the Sul-America International Competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    An avid soccer player and accomplished soloist, Suzano has performed with symphony orchestras and Jazz ensembles in the U.S., Russia, Germany and Brazil.

    Suzano is the winner of the Solo and Aria Competition at Northwestern University and the winner of the Concerto Competition at the University of Michigan, where he was also a Humanities Fellow.

    He is the co-founder of the Villa-Lobos Youth Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering self-reliance, personal responsibility and love for the Arts in the United States through character-building activities, music recital, lectures and seminars in the Performing Arts.

    Suzano lives in Wellsville NY with his wife, Kelly and daughter Audrey Elizabeth.

Classes & Ensembles Offered

    • Junior High Orchestra
    • Senior High Orchestra
    • Instrumental Lessons
      • Violin
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Bass
      • Guitar
      • Piano
    • College-level Music Appreciation (in partnership with Jamestown Community College)
    • Spring Musical (TBA)