Welcome to the Mike Tomaro website!

Mike Tomaro is a saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator based out of the Pittsburgh, PA area. He is the Director of the Jazz Studies Program at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, a position he has held since 1997. Mike has over 200 published compositions and arrangements. His work in all capacities can be heard on numerous recordings, including four of his own.

Mike co-authored the textbook “Instrumental Jazz Arranging: A Comprehensive and Practical Guide” (Hal Leonard Publications), with his long-time mentor, Dr. John Wilson, who was Director of Jazz Studies at Duquesne University from 1972-1996.

Mike is the Co-Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra, the PJO Youth Band, and Artistic Director of the National Jazz Workshop at Duquesne University.