Anthony J. Casuccio
East High School
Anthony J. Casuccio, 1987 – Casuccio is a Grammy-nominated music producer and is founder and principal sound engineer at Xtream Audio Mastering in Buffalo, NY. Casuccio, who attended Country Parkway Elementary and Mill Middle School, as well as East High, says he always had an affinity towards music. He played trumpet and guitar in middle school, and in high school, he played the Euphonium. While in middle and high school, he was picked each year for All-County and All-State bands. At East, he participated in the school musicals, was a member of the student council and played on the varsity soccer team.
After graduating from high school, Casuccio attended the State University of New York at Fredonia where he received a degree in Sound Recording Technology. Following college, he spent nine years in New York working with major record labels on albums from great artists such as Tony Bennett, Roy Orbison, Linda Ronstadt, Glenn Miller, and Johnny Cash.
He then joined the Sony Music Company in San Francisco to lead its audio production department. There he engineered and produced live music mixes for Sony’s “Music Backstage” show. In San Francisco he started Xtream Audio and became known as the “go-to guy” for the Bay Area hip-hop scene. He also sat on the Board of Governors for the San Francisco chapter of the National Recording Academy, which enabled him to vote for the Grammy awards.
After being away for more than 14 years, Casuccio returned to Western New York in 2004. He has continued his success working with artists on all levels and all over the world. Casuccio works as a consultant and presenter for “Music is Art and Music is Action” a non-profit organization aimed at helping at-risk youth. He is also an instructor at Villa Maria College and is on the advisory committee for the BOCES TV and Sound Production department. Casuccio currently sits on the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Board as Vice President.