Vinny Stefanelli

Vinny Stefanelli

Northwestern PA, PA

Playing Level

  • Advanced

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Blues
    Technique and Theory

Professional Status

  • Performer
    Recording Artist
    Music Professional

Media Producer/Musician

* Writer/Producer/Musician/ - Produce Electronic Media: Children’s Programs, Educational Programs, Documentaries, Radio/TV Commercials and Marketing/Sales Presentations.

* Director of Music for Veterans - a non-profit organization established to assist Veterans in reintegrating into civilian life through playing a musical instrument.

Development Director at a university public radio station that featured an all-jazz format. Produced programs and Responsible for the station’s corporate underwriting.

Executed promotions and sponsorships for corporations and non-profit organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy, the American Cancer Society and the GE/United Way annual fundraising campaign (GE Transportation Division raised 1.5 Million dollars for the United Way).

Co-founder of a San Francisco Audio Production company that created Music & Sound Effects for the game industry with clients - Microsoft, Creative Labs, Bethesda, Atari and more.

Marketing Manager a small record label and managed radio promoters, advertising agencies and publicists. Coordinated Artist Relations for touring and specials events. Also managed in-house marketing department team to produce print materials and media presentations for press, advertising and promotions.

Developed/executed marketing plans for the eFundraising division of ZapMe - a producer of educational programming. Managed targeted marketing efforts through promotions and informational programs distributed to 2,000 schools throughout the U.S. via the Internet. Negotiated maximum exposure for the network and collaborated with editors and creative departments to produce collateral materials, electronic billboards, banners, links and educational content.

Produced Product Placements with motion pictures & TV programs with clients such as Kodak, Lever Brothers, Harley Davidson and American Express. Procured scripts from Studios and Independent producers. Analyzed scripts to identify placement opportunities. Secured promotional agreements and negotiated contracts. Assisted in executing tie- in promotions with Film/TV studios, producers and celebrities with the release of a TV program or film. Gathered and documented press materials for each production.

Director’s Assistant at NYC
 Film Company - Coordinated production materials and personnel, facilitated communications between the company and advertising agencies in the preparation and production of national TV Commercials with average budgets of $250K. Also responsible for coordinating logistics and transportation for Producer/Director George Gomes.

Accomplished Classical & Jazz Guitarist performed at venues throughout the Northeast. Guitar/Music Instructor in private schools including the Montessori school system in NYC.

My Guitars & Gear

Alvarez Yari Classical La Patrie Nylon Acoustic/Electric Fretless Acoustic/Electric Fender Super Champ XD Leslie 145

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Fingerstyle Group
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