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JL Lubrano


As a Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach in the US and abroad, James Lubrano has prepared ensembles and performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kimmel Center and NJPAC. Highlight performances include the Carnegie Hall premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo, under the direction of Henry Leck, the UNICEF / Steinway "Peace Piano" World Tour Showcase, the 2023 ACDA National Conference (John P. Stevens High School), 2016 ACDA Eastern Division Conference (NJ Youth Chorus), the 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (Eastern Wind Symphony) and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. International engagements include Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (Celebration Singers), Lied Austria International, and international tours to England, Scotland, and Italy.

Regionally, Mr. Lubrano has performed with the Eastern Wind Symphony, Encore Orchestra of New Jersey, Grammy-nominated Rutgers Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Winds, Rutgers Symphony Orchestra and the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. He can be heard on the Eastern Wind Symphony’s album, Elements (2019), featuring music of composer Julie Giroux.

Mr. Lubrano has accompanied Connecticut & New Jersey All-State Choirs, NJ-ACDA, NJMEA & CJMEA Honor Choirs, Princeton Girlchoir, Monmouth Civic Chorus, and Manhattan Concert Productions. At Wagner College, he served as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for Opera Workshop and the college choirs. As an experienced choral pianist, Mr. Lubrano has worked with many distinguished conductors including Anton Armstrong, Jerry Blackstone, Rollo Dilworth, Lynnel Joy Jenkins, Jennifer Sengin, Sandra Snow, and Brandon Williams. Mr. Lubrano has coached Broadway performers and soloists of the Metropolitan Opera, and has served as Music Director/Accompanist for over 150 musical theater productions. Currently, Mr. Lubrano is a collaborative pianist for the Ridge High School Choirs, The College of New Jersey Chorale, Celebration Singers Adult Chorus, Rise Up Adult Chorus, and the Music Director at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in New Providence, NJ.
James Lubrano holds a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano Performance from Rutgers University, where he studied with Barbara Gonzalez-Palmer. He is in high demand as an active freelance pianist and coach throughout the NJ, NY, CT, & PA area.


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