The Stardust Orchestra was originally formed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1992 by Anthony and Jeanine Corroa. The couple moved to Austin, Texas in 2001 and added "of Austin" to the name of the orchestra. The Stardust Orchestra of Austin has proudly assembled a roster of the finest world-class jazz musicians residing in the central Texas area.
In the early years, the orchestra was formed with members of the professional jazz musician community of Baton Rouge along with a few outstanding members of Anthony Corroa's Tara High School Jazz Ensemble following the students' 1992 performance in Carnegie Hall. The orchestra's repertoire has grown over the years to include over 1500 original arrangements from the Big Band Era along with the finest standards in the American Songbook penned by the most respected arrangers in the business.
The Stardust Orchestra of Austin currently performs during the Austin Symphony Hartman Concerts in the Park on the terrace of the Long Center each summer. The group has been a featured ensemble at Long Center events and has performed at other venues around the city including Wooldridge Park, Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, wedding receptions, dances, the Women's Symphony League Ball, Austin Symphony Christmas in the Community and other special social functions.
Anthony Corroa is currently the Executive Director of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Jeanine Corroa is currently the Director of Music at St. Austin Catholic School.