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                                      Dr. Charles "Bud" Caputo

    Dr. Caputo is a free-lance trombonist in the south Florida area. Most recently, he was
    the trombone instructor at Florida Atlantic University, in Boca Raton, and adjunct
    professor in music appreciation at Palm Beach State University. He conducted the
    symphonic band at Palm Beach Atlantic University during the '08-09 school year. Prior
    to this, he instructed elementary string students for the Fairfax County Public Schools
    in Northern Virginia and was former adjunct advisor in Music Education at The Catholic
    University of America, in Washington, D. C.  His most recent publications include music
    for strings ; FJH (The Star Spangled Banner, spring-2002), Kendor -A Child Is Born
    2011,  Alfred- Recorde Me and Golliwoggs Cakewalk 2012, Have A Cool Yule 2009, His
    Spirit of Freedom 2008, A Festival Of Lights-2007, Manassas Memories-spring 2005,
    Blues for Dee, 2002, , and Carl Fisher Chanukah Oh Chanukah and Fun Tunes for
    Strings-2003, Wingert-Jones Oh What Fun 2012, Latino Violino and Viola Bridges Don’t
    Fall Down 2010,.  Other publications, including music for jazz strings, may be found on
    this web site. In addition, he has formed a two professional jazz string orchestras, The
    Washington Jazz String Project, that performed at the Kennedy Center in the spring of
    2002, and the New York Jazz All-Star Swingin' Strings.  He has recently presented
    workshops at the Maryland Music Educators Conference, MENC Eastern Division, The
    Mid-West Clinic, The American String Teachers Association, and Virginia Music
    Educators In-Service Conference.

     He has been an adjunct professor on the campus of Montgomery College in Rockville,
    Maryland, where he conducted the college community band, brass band, and jazz
    ensemble, served as the trombone studio teacher, and taught Music Fundamentals to
    non-music majors.  He has taught graduate music education courses and the jazz
    ensemble at The Catholic University of America.  He is a frequent guest conductor
    having conducted all-county jazz and concert bands for Carroll, Ann Arundel, and
    Charles Counties in Maryland. His work in the public schools spans elementary to high
    school where he has taught band, orchestra, jazz ensembles, as well as theory, music
    history and literature, electronic music, and guitar.  He was the music supervisor for the
    Montgomery County Public Schools in Rockville, Maryland, from 1983 through May,
    1999.

    While in Washington, D.C., he performed for Natalie Cole and a variety of artists and
    Broadway shows at the National Theater, Warner Theater, and Wolf Trap.  He was a
    member of the Beethoven Pops and Washington Civic Opera Orchestras.  He toured
    with Larry Elgart and the Frankie Carle orchestra and served with the U. S. Army Band
    of Ft. Meyer, VA from 1967-70. He is a regular adjudicator at concert and jazz band
    festivals throughout the state of Maryland and at major theme parks on the east
    coast.   He has served as vice-president of the Maryland Chapter of the International
    Association of Jazz Educators from 1984-1995

    Dr. Caputo has earned degrees from The Catholic University of America, the
    Manhattan School of Music, and the State University College, Potsdam, NY.  His
    trombone studies were with Edward Herman, of the New York Philharmonic; Roger
    Smith, of the Metropolitan Opera, and John Marcellus, of the National Symphony
    Orchestra.  He has studied arranging with Hank Levy, Towson State University, and Dr.
    Sandy Feldstein, past president of Carl Fisher of NY