Dave TarantinoDavid Tarantino is back in the United States after living in Tel Aviv with a one-year contract performing with the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. He currently teaches at Boston University as a DMA candidate and maintains a private studio. In addition to performing with the Portland Symphony, Boston Philharmonic and Sound Icon New Music Ensemble, Dave is a percussion section coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he was assistant program director for New England Conservatory of Music’s Summer Institute For Contemporary Performance Practice.