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Mr. Alan Buratto, a native of Seattle, Washington, received degrees in piano performance from Washington State University and New England Conservatory. He has done doctoral work in choral conducting at the University of North Texas and served as Artistic Director for the Texas Boys Choir.
Mr. Buratto has collaborated with Fort Worth Opera, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan faculty, and has recorded as accompanist on MMG, Vox Turnabout, and Resmiranda labels. He has accompanied such notables as Gregg Smith Singers, Metropolitan Opera stars William Walker and Jean Kraft, and was selected as Texas Music Educators Association’s All-State Choir accompanist.
He has served as adjunct faculty and coach/accompanist for both TCU and Texas Wesleyan University opera theaters. As conductor, Mr. Buratto has directed TCU and Texas Woman’s University Operas and served as chorus director for Fort Worth Opera. He is recorded on Moulin d’Or and Resmiranda labels.
As Artistic Director of the Texas Boys Choir, Mr. Buratto has worked with organizations including Fort Worth Opera, Dallas Symphony, Santa Fe Opera and the Turtle Creek Chorale, preparing a wide variety of artistic projects ranging from standard choral and operatic repertoire to less frequently performed works such as Britten’s War Requiem, Strauss’ Friedenstag, Bernstein’s Mass, and revivals of early Renaissance masses.
Mr. Buratto has served as clinician and guest conductor for Arlington, Plano, Richardson, Fort Worth and Temple school districts and statewide Texas Music Educators Association and Orff/Kodaly conventions.
Mr. Buratto lives in Fort Worth with his wife Sue, and son Nick.