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Robert Cinnante, tenor

Robert Cinnante, tenor

Robert Cinnante is a community-driven arts leader with more than a decade of combined experience as a performer and arts administrator. His appointment as Executive Director at the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, beginning May 2017, comes after having served as the Statewide Director of Education & Outreach at Virginia Opera. Previously he was the General Manager of Music for Food, a musician-led initiative for hunger-relief founded by Grammy Award winning violist Kim Kashkashian, a position he held from 2013 to 2015. Cinnante also regularly acts as a consultant to artists and arts organizations, which have included Emmanuel Feldman, D’Anna Fortunato, Sir James Galway, Formosa Quartet, Benoit Rolland, Triple Helix Piano Trio, and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Global Summer Institute of Music. He has also written a number of articles and delivered numerous lectures on a variety of topics surrounding the arts, such as arts education, audience and community engagement, and career preparation for young musicians. Cinnante is a graduate of the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor and Master of Music, studying with Vinson Cole and Patricia Misslin.

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