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Michael Raposo


Michael Raposo is a multiple-woodwind instrumentalist and educator who leads diverse musical life and performs regularly in a wide variety of genres, including commercial music, chamber music, and concert settings. Raposo has performed concertos with the Hartt Wind Ensemble and the Tri-County Symphonic Band, and has held woodwind chairs at theaters across the northeast. He is the Baritone Saxophonist of the Resurgam Quartet, plays Bassoon in the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, and has worked as a sideman in many ensembles including the Ed Palermo Big, Em and the Fates, and played the low reed chair for Aretha Franklin at Mohegan Sun Arena. Raposo teaches chamber ensembles, lessons, and woodwind methods at NYU Steinhardt, maintains a private teaching studio, and teaches beginning band at Suffield Summer music camp. Raposo earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Hartford, and a Master’s degree in Multiple Woodwind performance at NYU.