Nazziola's orchestrations have also found an audience. He is responsible for orchestrating music for the U.S. Open (opening ceremony - 2005 and 2007); he was also commissioned to orchestrate Edward MacDowell's "Woodland Sketches" for a performance by the New York Philharmonic with guest artist Garrison Keillor. He has served as head orchestrator and conductor for Broadway Asia International's "Race for Love," which premiered in Huairou, China in 2009. Other orchestration accomplishments include Korean opera, "Another Sun" and popular PBS children's TV series, "Ditty Doodleworks."
Tom has been commissioned by the American Composer's Forum, VocalEssence, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of the Moving Image and the New Jersey Youth Symphony (first commissioned composer by this organization) among others. He has received numerous awards, including the Bistro Award, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, AMBY Award, and the Erich Parker Parent's Choice Award. His music has been featured on several radio stations across the country including: NPR, WNYC, WWUH, WJFF and WCAL.
As a performer, Nazziola has played with Michael Brecker, Gerry Mulligan, Rufus Reid, Dave Liebman, Bob Brookmeyer, George Russell, Terrance Blanchard, Mark Murphy, Susannah McCorkle, Jeff Beal, Richie Beirach, John Hollenbeck, Marvin Hamlisch, Gloria Gaynor and Terry Sliverlight. He has also played percussion in Martin Short's Broadway play "Fame Becomes Me," and performed on the soundtrack for Paramount Picture's "Mad Hot Ballroom." Tom's performances can also be heard on Disney's "Baby Einstein" CDs and DVDs in which he has served as principal keyboardist for over 10 years.
Tom is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and holds a masters degree in composition from Brooklyn College. He also studied composition and orchestration at the Juilliard School and at the Mannes School of Music.