Peter Furlan

Peter F.

Congers, NY
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Levels taught:
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I am private saxophone, flute & clarinet instructor with 35 years experience. I teach all styles (Jazz, Classical, Rock) and all levels accepted.
I am currently affiliated with a variety of educational programs in New Jersey and New York. I am the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble in Congers, NY, an adjunct music professor at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ and the jazz ensemble director for Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, NJ. I am also available Jazz Composition & Arranging Lessons for advanced students.
I'm a working jazz artist and recording artist. Here is a short bio
PETER FURLAN is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two groups Mr. Gone and Le Jazz Electronique. He has performed and recorded with Terumasa Hino, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Henderson, Thomas Chapin, Don Alias, Frank Foster, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Mike Richmond, Terry Silverlight, Cameron Brown, Steven Bernstein, Duane Eubanks, Ratzo Harris, Richie Morales, Mahavishnu Project, The Temptations, 10,000 Maniacs, The Four Tops and many others. The diversity of these musical experiences inform Peter’s comprehensive and eclectic creative palette.

About Peter F.

Peter Furlan is a saxophonist, composer, arranger and educator whose striking originality is demonstrated on his Peter Furlan Project release “Between The Lines,“ and Peter Furlan – Spy Glass Hill.” In addition to leading The Peter Furlan Project and The Peter Furlan Trio & Quintet, he co-leads two groups Mr. Gone and Le Jazz Electronique. He has performed and recorded with Terumasa Hino, Dizzy Gillespie, Eddie Henderson, Thomas Chapin, Don Alias, Frank Foster, Brian Lynch, John Hart, Mike Richmond, Terry Silverlight, Cameron Brown, Steven Bernstein, Duane Eubanks, Ratzo Harris, Richie Morales, Mahavishnu Project, The Temptations, 10,000 Maniacs, The Four Tops and many others. The diversity of these musical experiences inform Peter’s comprehensive and eclectic creative palette.


A New York native currently living in Congers, N.Y., Furlan studied with Jackie McLean and Paul Jeffrey at Hartt Conservatory of Music and Rutgers University. In
the 1990s, he studied composition with Jim McNeely and received master degrees in jazz composition and jazz performance from New York University..

He is the founder, artistic director and conductor of the Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble, an adjunct jazz professor at Bergen Community College, Bergen Catholic’s Jazz Ensemble director, vice-president of the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society and winner of the Arts Council of Rockland Performing Artist award.

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Education

Maters in Jazz Composition & Arranging
Sep 1996 - May 2000

New York University

Masters In Jazz Performance
Sep 1996 - May 2000

New York University

Bachelors In Music
Sep 1979 - May 1982

Rutgers University

Awards

ACOR of Rockland 2019 Performing Artist of the Year
Jan 2019

ACOR

Affiliations

BMI
Jan 2000
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
National Association for Music Education
Jan 1997
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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