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Music Producer to Speak at NECC

Submitted by on October 13, 2017 – 7:33 pm

Dr. Brandon Vaccaro

Dr. Brandon Vaccaro, a composer, performer, music producer, and audio engineer, will be a guest presenter at Northern Essex Community College on Monday, Oct. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Hartleb Technology Center Room 220.

Vaccaro, who is head of the Sound Recording Technology Department at UMass Lowell, will offer a demonstration of Pro Tools, the music-editing program, and will answer questions about transferring from NECC into UMass Lowell’s music program.

As a composer, Vaccaro has received numerous awards, commendations, and commissions. As a performer, Vaccaro has been active in chamber and popular venues, and as an improviser in both solo and ensemble settings.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver. He also studied Recording Arts at the University of Colorado, Denver.

He is currently a lecturer in Music at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He has previously taught at Kent State University at Stark, at the College of Music at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and at the Lamont School of Music, University of Denver.

For additional information on the presentation contact Mike Lecuyer at

The NECC Associate in Arts Degree: Music Option provides students with a foundation for success in musical performance, music education, and music computer technology. Those who complete the program will have gained a diverse range of skills, from reading and writing music to teaching and performing, and will be prepared for transfer to a four-year institution.

For more information on the music program contact Professor Ken Langer coordinator of the NECC Music Program, at or 978 556-3223.