Michael T Jamanis received a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School, a Master of Music from Yale University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Rutgers University.
He has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout his career, including the Lincoln Center, Victor Herbert, Metro-Media and National Federation of Music Clubs Awards. In addition, Jamanis has worked with such artists as Arnold Steinhardt, Joseph Fuchs, Syoko Aki, Bernard Greenhouse, Aldo Parisot, Timothy Eddy, Claude Frank and Leonard Bernstein.
Jamanis has appeared as a soloist on NPR radio and PBS television. He is a founding member of the acclaimed Newstead Trio and has performed in major concert halls worldwide as a soloist and chamber musician.
Dr. Jamanis is a core member of Inspira, an ensemble that fuses classical and jazz vocabularies to create contemporary performances that promote beauty and social justice.
Dr. Jamanis has been Instrumental and innovative in offering musically enriching experiences to diverse audiences around the world. As a teacher and educator, he has provided performance and educational programs from inner city schools to colleges, to music conservatories. While at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music for nearly two decades, Jamanis chaired the string department, directed the senior orchestra and Satellite Schools program, and established a summer string institute that became the international chamber music festival known as Vivace.
Currently, Michael directs the “Music in the Schools” program sponsored by the non profit organization Music For Everyone based in Lancaster, PA. This program, funded by public and private sector, engages professional musicians and student mentors to enhance the music programs at primarily inner city schools. Jamanis is also a senior adjunct assistant professor at Franklin and Marshall College, Director of the string ensemble and instructor of strings at Lancaster Catholic High School and is also on the faculty of the Music School of Delaware.