Tibor Pusztai

Associate professor Tibor Pusztai
Phil Farnsworth

Hungarian-born associate professor Tibor Pusztai died on January 12 after suffering a heart attack. He was 69. During his 20 years at Berklee, he taught conducting, scoring for strings, traditional harmony and composition. He also taught at New England Conservatory, Ithaca College, and the University of Tehran. He was a musical director and/or conductor for the Manchester Symphony, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Pusztai was president of the Connecticut Composers, New Voices Productions, and the Studio of Elecronic Music. He leaves his wife of 12 years, Ann Axtmann.

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