University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, BME University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign, MME Aurora University, MAEL
Mr. Brandon Fantozzi
Mr. Fantozzi is currently in his sixteenth year of teaching choral music.
Mr. Fantozzi attended the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, School of Music, where he studied Music Education with an emphasis in Secondary Choral Education. While attending, Mr. Fantozzi studied under Dr. Joseph Grant, Dr. Barrington Coleman, Dr. Chester L. Alwes and William Olsen. His voice studies had him sing under the tutelage of Roger Sodsod and Donald Hedlund.
In addition, Mr. Fantozzi holds a Master’s of Music Education Degree, also from the University of Illinois and a Master’s of Arts and Educational Leadership from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois.
Mr. Fantozzi finds great joy in working with his students. The interpersonal connections he makes with his students through music are what sustain his passion and vigor in the choral classroom. He finds inspiration from his students’ eagerness to learn, their excitement for new and entertaining literature, and ultimately his ability to affect positive change in their lives for the short time he has with them.
Mr. Fantozzi lives in Wheaton, Illinois with his wife Mary and two children, Ava (8) and Luca (5).