Conservatory-Trained Musician Turns Entertainment Lawyer
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Frank Gulino studied trombone at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins but pivoted to pursue his other passion—the law. Now an attorney in Berenzweig Leonard's entertainment law practice, Frank represents artists in protecting their intellectual property and business interests. He's second from right here in '12 as bass trombone with the Prince George's Philharmonic Low Brass.
Becoming a lawyer to the music industry hasn't stopped Frank from playing and composing music—this weekend, his original composition Capriccio was featured as the grand finale in a performance by the US Army Band "Pershings Own" at Fort Myer. Above, Frank is at left on the Fort Myer stage with Pershings Own commander Col. Timothy Holtan and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's Brian Hecht.
As an attorney, Frank's music industry involvement ranges from music licensing to contracts work to litigation, but he's also played trombone in venues including the Lincoln Center, Strathmore and Meyerhoff. His original compositions have been performed and recorded from the Kennedy Center to theaters in Italy, Estonia, Norway and South Korea. He's still putting out compositions, and in the next couple months, you can hear his tunes played by bands in New York, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Delaware.