Setnor School of Music
Instructor, Applied Music and Performance (Double Bass)
Edward Castilano is a section member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a faculty member at the Setnor School of Music.
Previously he held the position of principal bass of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra until 2011, making numerous concerto appearances with that orchestra, most recently in 2010. After graduating in 1976 from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Oscar G. Zimmerman, he participated for six seasons in Gian Carlo Menotti’s Spoleto Festival in Italy and Charleston, South Carolina, making several appearances with the Lincoln Center Chamber Players. He also participated annually in the Skaneateles Chamber Music Festival beginning with its inception in 1980.
Castilano received a master's degree from Syracuse University in 2003. He has also played as a substitute with the orchestras of Philadelphia, Spokane, Savannah, and Symphoria.