Frank Martignetti is Interim Director of the Music & Performing Arts program at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he has conducted the choruses and taught music and music education courses since 2005. At UB, he is responsible for the undergraduate Bachelor of Music program, the minors in Music and in Theater, and the master's program in Music Education. A national finalist for the 2015 American Prize in Choral Conducting, Martignetti has also served as Artistic Director of the Mystic River Chorale since 2008, and Director of Music Ministries & Organist at Advent Lutheran Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side since 2013, having previously served congregations in Connecticut, Ohio, and New York. He is currently Dean of the Greater Bridgeport Chapter, American Guild of Organists. A public school teacher for ten years, almost entirely in urban schools, he received the New Haven Symphony’s 2006 Excellence in Music Teaching Award. He holds degrees from the University of Rochester (BA), the Eastman School of Music (BM), the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM), and New York University (PhD). Frank’s current research uses case study and ethnographic approaches to study music education in urban public schools, and his writing been published in the Choral Journal, the Music Educators Journal, and Visions of Research in Music Education. He has presented clinics, lectures, and papers for the Bridgeport Boys Choir, the Bridgeport Public Schools, the College Music Society, Connecticut Music Educators Association (keynote speaker), Michigan State University, Middletown (CT) Public Schools, Montclair State University, New Haven Public Schools, New York University, Rhode Island Music Educators Association, Society for Music Teacher Education, Southern Connecticut State University, Union Theological Seminary of Columbia University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of North Texas.