Dr. Nicholas Buonanni is a Trevor James Alto Flute Artist, performer, teacher, and arranger currently living in Lansing, MI. He serves as the Instructor of Flute at Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and Lansing Community College, as well as a Flute Instructor for the University of Central Florida Summer Flute & Piccolo Institute. As a teacher and mentor, he has served as a Flute Instructor Fix-Term at Michigan State University and as the Flute Choir Conductor and Coach for the MSU Spartan Youth Wind Symphony for five years.
Dr. Buonanni is an active orchestral musician who is Second Flute with the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. He also regularly performs with the Lansing, Flint, Southwest Michigan, Kalamazoo, Ann Arbor, and Chautauqua Symphony Orchestras. He was named the winner of The American Prize Instrumental Performance College/University Division competition and the 2017 Donald Peck International Flute Soloist Competition. He has also been a prize winner in numerous national and international competitions on flute, piccolo, and alto flute. As a soloist, he has performed with the MSU Symphony Band, Camerata Michigan, and UCF Wind Ensemble.
As an arranger, Dr. Buonanni has works published by Alry Publications, LCC, and offers new and custom self-published arrangements. His flute ensemble arrangements have been performed at the National Flute Association Convention, Florida Flute Fair, and by flute choirs internationally.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Dr. Buonanni studied with Dr. Nora Lee Garcia at the University of Central Florida and earned his MM and DMA with Professor Richard Sherman at Michigan State University. Outside of performing and teaching, he works as the Orchestral Librarian for the Lansing and Jackson Symphony Orchestras. Currently, he serves as the Social Media Director for the South Eastern Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA) and as a member of the Low Flute Committee for the National Flute Association.