Bob Cerulli earned his bachelor's degree in double bass performance from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he trained with Roger Scott. He went on to earn degrees in music education and conducting from the University of the Arts and the College of New Jersey, respectively. Bob was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Josef Kripps) and the Greater Trenton Symphony, New Jersey Capital Philharmonic Orchestra, and Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Bass. He also worked as a freelancer for Broadway stars in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, as well as Henry Mancini, Bill Conte, Michel LeGrand, Marvin Hamlish, Luciano Pavorotti, and Andrea Bocelli, and appeared on The Mike Douglas TV Show. He has collaborated with a number of well-known musicians and organizations. Bob's composition Celebration was conducted by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Romance in D Major, a cello and piano composition he wrote for Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cellist William Stokking, was performed at a recital by him. Bob spent 29 years teaching music in high schools and is now a Senior Adjunct Professor at Rowan College in Burlington County. At regional music festivals, he has performed orchestral concerts and reading sessions.
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