Dear Pet lovers,
Music My Pet is known for creating music that calms dogs, cats, and other pets—and Holiday Treats continues the tradition. Our latest disc, Holiday Treats, embraces the holiday season with timeless melodies, classically arranged with all of the sounds, chords and harmonies proven to calm anxious pets—as well as their owners! So grab a cup of hot cocoa and relax with your pet to these soothing seasonal sounds.
As a suggestion, play “Holiday Treats” whenever a situation arises that may cause you or your pet to be nervous or anxious. For best results, listen at a relatively low volume and select the “continuous play ” or “random play” button on your CD player - this will effectively repeat the program until you wish to manually stop the music. Enjoy!
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
(Producer, Composer, Performer)
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (with high distinction), Tom Nazziola is an active producer, composer and performer. His musical studies beyond Eastman include composition/orchestration at the Juilliard School of Music, film scoring at the Mannes School of Music and a Master’s Degree in composition from Brooklyn College. His musical training has led to a deep understanding and love of classical music.
He has received numerous awards including a commission from VocalEssence and the American Composer’s Forum to create a new choral work which premiered in October of 2004. Additionally, he was commissioned by the Museum of the Moving Image (NYC) to create new score for the 1924 Charlie Chaplin film “The Gold Rush,” which premiered in New York City in 1999. Also in the area of film music, he received a commission from the Film Society of Lincoln Center (2004) to provide a new score to Buster Keaton’s masterpiece, “Sherlock Jr.,” along with a silent cartoon featuring Felix the Cat.. He has performed on Disney’s “Baby Vivaldi” CD, which received the Erich Parker ©2002 Parent’s Choice Award. Similarly, he shared in the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award 2003 for his keyboard work on Disney’s “Baby Vivaldi” and “Baby Beethoven” CD (part of a regular series of DVDs/CDs known as “Baby Einstein”). His performances can be heard on over 17 Baby Einstein titles – four of which achieved Gold status.
In the area of radio, Nazziola’s compositions have aired on several broadcasts. Most notably, his work was featured on NPR’s “Theme and Variations” Program in February of 2004. The world premier of his choral piece “Another Spring” was preceded by an interview on WCAL of Minneapolis in October of 2004. Additional broadcasts include “Monday Afternoon Classics with Gandalf” (WJFF –Monitcello, NY), WWUH (91.3 - Hartford, CT) and www.art-radio.net of the University of Maryland.
Nazziola’s music has also been performed internationally including Paris, France; New York, NY; Minneapolis, MN; Philadelphia, PA; Bethel, NY; Hartford, CT; and North Adams, MA. He has composed for numerous documentaries, independent films, national/international commercials and TV programs including Dateline NBC, ESPN, CBS News, MTV and BET. Along the lines of film music, He is also the musical director, composer and percussionist for The BQE Project, a New York City-based chamber ensemble that performs live music to silent and classic films (James Whale’s “Frankenstein” and Josef von Sternberg’s “The Blue Angel” among others). His ensemble, which is quickly gaining national recognition, has performed at such prestigious venues as the World Financial Arts and Events Program (NY, NY), Hampton’s International Film Festival (L.I., NY), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Arts (North Adams, MA), Lincoln Center, Celebrate Brooklyn! (Brooklyn, NY) and the Prince Music Theater (Philadelphia, PA).
As a percussionist, Nazziola has performed with the following Jazz luminaries: Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Ellis Marsalis, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid, Bob Brokkmeyer, Terrance Blanchard, George Russell, Richie Beirach and Jeff Beal. He has performed on over 25 CDs as a percussionist and/or keyboardist.