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Armand Petri

M.A., University of Buffalo

With expertise in artist management, live sound, and recording production, Armand has experience in almost every facet of the music industry. His time in the industry spans over 25 years, including working with artists, such as the Goo Goo Dolls, 10,000 Maniacs, and Sixpence None the Richer. From the valuable business lessons Mr. Petri has learned, students gain insight into the complex obstacles faced in the music industry. Mr. Petri was also the recipient of a Gospel Music Association Dove Award, and his compositions have been featured in both television and film. Most recently, Mr. Petri composed the score for 2015 horror film Killer Rack, directed by Greg Lamberson

Office Hours

  • Tuesday: 12:30-1:55. 3:30-4:30 5:00-6:00
  • Thursday: 12:30-1:55
  • 5:30-8:00
  • Wednesday by appointment

Teaching Interests

MUSB 201 - The Business of Music MUSB 230 - History of Music Industry MUSB 304 - Business of the Beatles MUSB 420 - Student Record Label MUSB 425 - Music Marketing and Promotion MUSB 465 - Music Industry Internship MUSB 470 - Concert Touring and Sound

Research Interests

Recording techniques and history. Film soundtrack composition

Awards and Honors

  • Community Service Award, Canisius College (2018).
  • Best Original Song, Fangoria Film Festival (2015).
  • Induction as Music Producer, Buffalo music Hall of Fame (2012).

Current Research

  • Widow's Point

Professional Membership

  • Alleyway Theatre


  • "Killer rack," International Horror Film Festival, American Film Institute, Silver Theatre (N/A).
Armand Petri

Armand Petri

Senior Lecturer (Internship Coordinator)

W305 Thompson Hall
(716) 673-4605
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