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Bio

Larry Neeck is an internationally recognized composer and arranger, with more than one hundred works for concert band,  jazz ensemble, and string orchestra, published by C.L. Barnhouse Company. As a composer, he has received numerous commissions to write for concert band, jazz ensemble, and orchestra, and often works as a guest conductor and clinician. He’s received multiple ASCAP awards for his compositions.

His CDs, “Swing Machine,” recorded by the Studio A Big Band, and “Midnight Escape,” recorded by the Washington Winds are available from Walking Frog Records. His music has also been heard on PBS television.

In addition to composing, Mr. Neeck performs as a pianist, specializing in jazz and theatre music. He performs as a soloist, and with combos and big bands throughout the upstate New York area. He recently retired, after 32 years, as a band director in the Webster (NY) Central School District, where he directed concert bands, jazz ensembles, and was co-founder and director of the Willink Middle School Student/Parent Band.

Mr. Neeck holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Pittsburgh, and an M.M. in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA), and the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA).