A proud public-school teacher since 1997, Bryan Sanguinito has been sharing his love of orchestra music with string students from elementary school through high school by way of teaching, conducting, arranging, and composing. He currently serves as a middle school orchestra teacher in the Reading (PA) School District, where, since 2003, he has taught string students from grades 4 – 9 in twelve different buildings. Before that, he served for six years as the sole string music instructor in the Nazareth (PA) School District, teaching grades 4 – 12, while developing and establishing the orchestra program there.
A cum laude graduate of Millersville University in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Bryan pursued his post-secondary studies with the University of the Arts (in Philadelphia). His orchestra students have visited multiple festival sites, including Dorney Park, Six Flags Great Adventure, Hersheypark, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and even Disney World. They have been honored at regional festivals, twice winning the highly coveted Music in the Parks™ “Esprit de Corps” award, honoring the student group that best embodies the spirit of the festivals. Bryan has twice served as the guest conductor for the Berks County Sixth Grade String Orchestra Festival.
For the better part of two decades, Bryan advocated for public school students, teachers, and music programs, ultimately becoming a local and regional education association president. He featured student musicians at every in-person event his organization hosted, in order to emphasize to guests, legislators, policymakers, and other education professionals the monumental importance, power, and promise of music education in our public schools.
Bryan and his wife, Laura, live in Ephrata (PA), and are happy cat parents. They thoroughly enjoy traveling as often as possible (especially to sunny locations), playing trivia, exercising, and discovering new places to visit and foods to try.