(February 27, 1963 - December 5, 2014)
Member from 2013-2014
ORLANDO LOPES LEGNAME, a noted composer, conductor, and theorist, taught at the State University of New York, Oneonta for 15 years, where he served as the founder and Director of the Audio Arts Production Program, Director of the Chamber Orchestra, and Department Chair. Dr. Legname was noted for his innovative work on the development of new electronic music instruments, augmented conducting techniques, graphic music notation, and as an Avid Certified Pro Tools Expert. He was recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Creative Activities, the Susan Sutton Smith Award for Academic Excellence, and the Academic Excellence Award for Innovative Uses of Instructional Technology.In addition, Dr. Legname received several honors for his compositions, which have been performed in the United States, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and Brazil.