Mr. Pietrofere is a native of Fayetteville, GA. He attended Fayette County High School where he graduated in 2000. Mr. Pietrofere attended Georgia College & State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2005 and a Masters of Music Education in 2009. While attending Georgia College & State University he was a member of the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Jazz Combo and Bobcat Brass.
In his musical career Mr. Pietrofere has had the pleasure of playing with and under the direction with many world famous musicians and composers including; The Canadian Brass, Chris Vadala, Stephen Reineke, David Holsinger, and Ron Carter.
Mr. Pietrofere began his teaching career as the Director of Bands at Trinity Christian School in Newnan GA. In 2007 he was named the Associate Director of Bands at Salem High School in Conyers. In 2008 he was named Director of Bands at Ballard-Hudson Middle School in Macon GA, where he founded the band program. Under his direction at Ballard-Hudson the band grew into 6th grade band, and Concert and Symphonic Bands as well as the Tiger Pep Band. In 2011 Mr. Pietrofere was named the Director of Bands at Henderson Middle School and Assistant Director to Jackson High School in Jackson GA. He conducted the 6th-8th grade concert bands and Tiger Jazz Band and assisted with the Red Regiment Marching Band. In 2012 Pietrofere was named the Director of Bands to Jackson High School. The program at Jackson grew musically and in size during his tenure. The band programs at Jackson High consist now of the Red Regiment Marching Band, Concert and Symphonic Bands, Red Devil Jazz Band and small ensembles. The Red Regiment Band has performed at 2013 Chickfila Bowl in Atlanta, and received Division Championships at the 2015 Greater Atlanta Marching Festival in Conyers and Habersham Central in Carrollton Ga. Under his leadership the band received superior ratings at LGPE State Festival, students made District Honor Band and performed at UGA Janfest in Athens. Mr. Pietrofere has been named STAR teacher in 2013, 2015 and 2016 for Butts County. In 2016 Mr. Pietrofere became the Assistant Director of Bands for Baldwin county. The Band of Braves received straight superior ratings at LGPE festival. The Baldwin High Jazz Band had the priviledge to perform with Grammy award winner Jeff Coffin in Spring 2017.
His Professional memberships include: Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), National Band Association (NBA), International Trumpet Guild (ITG), Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
He currently resides with his wife, Marcie Pietrofere, Daughter, Ava Grace Pietrofere and Daughter, Alyssa Kaitlyn Pietrofere in Macon GA.