Music Alumni Honor Roll


JAMES DUNLOP graduated from Mansfield State College in 1935 with a degree in Music Education. He received a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan in 1939 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Salem College, Salem, West Virginia in 1964. James was professor of Music Education at the Pennsylvania State University and for 29 years was conductor of the Penn State Blue Band. The Blue Band received national acclaim for televised performances at various bowl games, at which Penn State had participated, including the Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, and Sugar Bowl. From 1935 to 1936 James was supervisor of music in the public schools of Mt. Jewett, from 1936 to 1941, he held a similar position at Emporium. From 1942-46 he was bandmaster of Farrell High School. In 1947 he joined the music education faculty at Pennsylvania State University and became the director of bands. James was a past president of the American Bandmasters Association and a former president of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. During James W. Dunlop's formative years he studied violin with Dr. Will George Butler, for whom the Butler Music Center is named, and developed a love for music.

ARTHUR REDNER graduated from Mansfield in 1939, received the Master of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan in 1947, did doctoral work at the University of Michigan and Teachers College, Columbia University, receiving the Professional Diploma from Columbia University in 1959. He has taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Michigan and has shaped the future of hundreds of music educators while serving as critic teacher, supervisor of student teaching, and methods teacher at Florida State University, State University of New York at Potsdam, Iowa State Teachers College, Trenton State College, and the University of North Dakota. He has had numerous articles published in professional journals. Most recently he was designated one of President Bush's Points of Light for the work he is doing as a volunteer in bringing music into the lives of Norwalk, Connecticut seniors and kindergartners.


PERRY H. YAW graduated from Mansfield in 1940, received his Masters of Music at the University of Michigan in 1946, and his doctorate at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY in 1955. His professional experiences includes teaching public school elementary music in Meshoppen, PA for two years; teaching public school elementary classroom music in Clarks Summit, PA for one year; Chairman of Music Department at Northland College, Ashland, WI for one year; instructor of all the brass instruments at Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY for thirty-three years. At Potsdam Perry conducted the Brass Ensemble and French Horn Ensemble in concert and on tour, played horn in Symphonic Band, played cello in faculty quartet for one year, played cello in College Symphony during festivals, and played horn in Mozart Concertante during one festival.

CARL COSTENBADER graduated from Mansfield State College in 1940. He is a retired officer from the U.S. Air Force. Carl's talent as a musician and band leader in the Air Force allowed him to bring joy and hope to troops and Air Force cadets during and after World War II, and to serve as an ambassador of good will for the United States in the years following. Upon retirement in 1965, he was given the Air Force Commendation Medal and in addition to performances before Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, had directed performances for Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, and taken part in command performances for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen of Denmark and the Shah of Iran.

JOHN BAYNES graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1940 with a B.S. in Public School Music; received his Master of Music in Music Education at the University of Michigan in 1947 and his D.M.A. from Boston University in 1963. From 1962-1977 he taught full-time at Mansfield State College, wind and percussion instruments, Instrumental Methods, and Supervision of Student Teachers. He was Chair of the Music Department from 1966-1977. From 1977-1979 he was Acting Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Mansfield State College, retiring in 1979. He remains a member of the Music Educators National Conference, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Tau Beta Sigma (Honorary), and Phi Delta Kappa. For nine years he served as Province Governor of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity and was a recipient of the Keystone Salute from the Pennsylvania Federation of Music Clubs.

NELSON SICKLER received a BS in Music from Mansfield State College in 1941 and a MS in Music from Ithaca College. He has played the trumpet for over 70 years and played in the Big Bands in the 1930s. Nelson taught in Genesee, PA for one year, was head of music department in Sayre, PA from 1942-1976, and then retired in 1976. He travels to Florida 7 months out of the year playing in Polk College Community Band and Big Dance Band. In the summer of 1990 a tribute to Nelson Sickler was held at Quinlans Park in Waverly, NY.

NUMA J. SNYDER received a BS in Public School Music from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1942 and a MEd with a major in Music Education from Penn State University in 1954. Numa taught at Union City Public Schools, Union City, PA in 1942 until 1945. He came to Stroudsburg School system in 1945, and was there until 1969. In addition to his duties as department head, he taught in the junior and senior high schools: general music, senior HS Music Appreciation, private string lessons, and 5 performing choral groups. Numa became a professor at East Stroudsburg State College in 1969 where he taught Elementary Music, Harmony, Introduction to Music, American Music, Class Piano, two choral groups, private string lessons, a community-college string ensemble, and a community-college string quartet. At the time of his retirement in 1982 he had taught 40 years in the school system of Pennsylvania. His greatest pleasure was receiving the Teacher Award from Kappa Delta Pi in 1973. After retirement Numa was a disc jockey with the Stroudsburg University station, where he presented a weekly three hour show, "Down Memory Lane."

LILLIAN BRACE BOWSER graduated from Mansfield in 1943. Further graduate studies were completed at Penn State University, Fredonia State University, Brockport State University, Niagara University, and Buffalo State University. She taught with distinction at Blossburg, Pennsylvania for 6 years. Following time off to start a family she continued her career in Lockport, NY where for 20 years she was supervisor of vocal music for 52 elementary classrooms, gave instrumental instruction on both band and orchestra instruments and organized and directed the all-city elementary band of over 100 players. She has served as guest conductor in the Niagara area. Since her retirement she has been honored by the Council on Aging in Washington, D.C. for her activities with the "Intergenerational Concert" which involves interaction between grade school and senior center choral members. In 1981 she was an honoree for the International Decade of Women.

JACK WILCOX graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1947 with a B.S. in Music Education. He received his B.M. and M.M. in Voice at the University of Michigan. Jack was director of choral ensembles and Professor of Music at Mansfield University from 1957 until 1988. During this time his teaching responsibilities included: Private Voice, Class Voice, Musical Theatre Production, started the Concert Choir, director of The Mansfieldians and Opera Workshop. He was a member of the Radio City Music Hall Glee Club in New York City before joining the Mansfield faculty. Jack has directed numerous opera and musical theatre productions including: Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls, The King and I, Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Annie Get Your Gun, Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and Show Boat. He was Guest Conductor for the following choral festivals: Stuben All-Country Music Festival, Northeastern District Choral Festival, Central District Chorus, Stuben County Music Festival and North Central District Chorus.

BENJAMIN HUSTED graduated from Mansfield State College in 1947; received his Masters at Temple University in 1950; and his PhD at Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester in 1954. Benjamin was a professor of music at Mansfield University from 1950-1971. His music theory textbook, The Function Concept in Music Theory, was a source book for many high school and college theory programs. A two time winner of the National String Orchestra Associations Composition Contest, Dr. Husted wrote compositions for his students and various performing organizations. He was guest conductor for several district and regional choruses and also served as guest conductor for a New York State regional orchestra. After leaving Mansfield University he became an ordained minister in the American Baptist Convention and served as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Canton, PA until his retirement. Presently he is a volunteer in the high school orchestra program and churches in Fort Pierce, Florida. He feels his claim to fame comes from the work he did as a teacher at Mansfield. His greatest reward came from hearing a student say, "You were one of the best teachers I had," or, "When I took theory courses in my master's work, I found that I was better prepared than most students in my class."

ROBERT STOWE graduated from Mansfield in 1947 and received his Master's degree from Temple University in 1954. He taught instrumental music in Stroudsburg, PA for three years, Ambler, PA and for 19 years, and at Highland Park, NJ for 15 years. While at Highland Park he was first runner up in the 1980 New Jersey Teacher of the Year program. He has served as guest conductor, speaker and host while teaching in Pennsylvania. He has performed with the Ambler Symphony Orchestra, the AFM Concert Band, the Conshohocken Municipal Band and has been director of the Amherst Summer Music Center in Maine. His bands have performed at All-Star football games, opening ceremonies at Yankee Stadium, the New York World's Fair and have won many honors throughout the years.


HOWARD C. WILLIAMS received his B.S. in Music from Mansfield State College in 1950, his M.S. from Ithaca College, NY in 1962, and his M.Ed. from Columbia University in 1975. Mr. Williams taught at the Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, PA for one year; was Supervisor of Music at Central Luzerne County Joint Schools in Mountain Top, PA from 1955-1965; taught at Western Connecticut State University form 1965-1988; and since that time has been an Adjunct Professor at Western Connecticut State University. Mr. Williams has been a member of many professional organizations including: the Principal Trombone for Scranton Philharmonic Orchestra, the U.S. Air Force Bands, the Lee Vincent Orchestra, the Ralph Flanagan Orchestra, and the Ray McKinley - Glenn Miller Orchestra (appearing in the Ed Sullivan TV Show and recording an album for RCA Victor). Howard has played with several New England Big Bands including a Carnegie Hall Concert in 1981. From 1976 to 1982 he played with the Ridgefield (CT) Orchestra as principal.

DONALD E. GREENE received his BS in Music Education from Mansfield University in 1951 and his MM in Music Education from Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY in 1967. Currently he is Chairman of the Department of Music at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. His teaching duties have included: Conductor of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Conductor of the Jazz Ensemble, Beginning and Advanced Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques (undergraduate and graduate), Studio Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute and Percussion, Graduate Music Education Seminar, Instrumental Music Education Methods, Band Arranging Techniques, Woodwind Pedagogy, Musical Instrument Repair, Survey of Instrumental Literature, Jazz History and Appreciation, Introduction to Music Education, Fundamentals of Music Theory, Group Piano, and Instrumental Music Student Teacher Supervision. Donald is also currently Conductor/Music Director of the Stevens Point City Band. He was the featured clinician at the National Band Association State Convention in 1987. Since 1953 Donald has had over 400 appearances as Guest Conductor, Clinician, Adjudicator, and Speaker in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, and North Dakota.

JOSEPH W. GEYER received his BS in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1951 and his MM in Music Education from Boston University in 1959. He has taught at Camden Central Schools, NY; Meyers High School, Wilkes-Barre, PA; Litchfield High School, Litchfield, CT; Western Connecticut State College, Danbury, CT; and retired after 35 years of teaching. Joseph was Director of the Litchfield Congregational Church Choir for 17 years, the Torrington Men's Choral Club for 7 years, and the Bristol Choral Club for 3 years. He was chosen as one of six teachers in Connecticut for the State Department of Education "Pilot Electronic Music Program," served on six New England Association of Schools and Colleges Evaluation Committees, and was Chair of the 1985 Eastern MENC Conference Performing Groups at Hartford, CT.

RICHARD THORNE graduated from Mansfield in 1952, received his Masters of Education degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1959, and did graduate work at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana from 1963-64. He was the former head of the department of Humanities and Choral Director at State College High School, Pennsylvania. Richard has appeared as a clinician and workshop consultant in 38 states, and since 1958, has guest conducted some 263 festival choruses ranging from All-City to All-State. He directed the Fortnightly Club of Philadelphia (the second oldest continuing male chorus in the city). Richard has directed the Brass of the Philadelphia Orchestra in a recording session of six new Brass Publications in a sound studio in Princeton, New Jersey in 1977. He was named as Honorary Member of the Central Michigan University Marching Chiefs in 1976 and has served as Chief Choral Adjudicator for Music Maestro Please, Inc. in Orlando, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and New York for eight years.

HARLEY REX graduated from Mansfield State College with a B.S. in Music Education in 1952; received his Masters of Music with a concentration in vocal and woodwinds from the University of Michigan in 1954; and his D.M.A. in Performance and Theory from the University of Michigan in 1971. From 1958-1962 Harley assisted at Fairfax High School in Virginia. Since 1962 has taught at Sam Houston State University as Band Director, Marching Band Director, Saxophone Instructor, and Director of Jazz Ensembles. Harley was appointed Assistant Chair of Department of Music, and Chair during the summer months from 1974-1982. Harley wrote the curriculum program for a new Music Therapy program for Sam Houston State University. In 1974 he organized the Huntsville Choral Society and Fine Arts Association. Harley is a member of American Society for Composers, Authors, and Publishers, KKY, PMA Music Fraternities, Who's Who in American Music, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, Kiwanis Club, and Committee Member of the Boy Scouts of America.

NEIL SLATER received his B.S. from Mansfield State College in 1952 and his Master of Arts at Duquesne University in 1954. He has been a Professor of Music at North Texas University, Denton, Texas since 1981. Neal has many accomplishments to his credit. His composition for Flute, Clarinet, Piano and French Horn was selected for performance at the Columbia Symposium, Columbia University, in 1960; his Mamaroneck High School Jazz Ensemble was awarded first prize at the New England High School Stage Band Competition by the National Association of Jazz Educators and Berklee College of Music in 1970; he was presented the NAJE Award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education at the 1985 Annual NAJE National Convention, and he is a member of the Board of Governors, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Dallas Chapter. As Director of the NTSU One O'Clock Lab Band Neil has played in many states and also Australia. Neil was nominated to receive a Grammy Award for "Best Arrangement on an Instrumental" from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1991 for arranging his own composition "Values." The piece was written in honor of the centennial of the University of North Texas and recorded by UNT's internationally acclaimed One-O-Clock Lab Band. He has also arranged "Jesus Christ Superstar" and Moody Blues material.

GERALD DARROW graduated from Mansfield in 1953, received the Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University in 1957 and the Doctor of Music Education degree from Indiana University in 1965. Following public school experience in Pennsylvania he taught at Indiana University and at Berea College in Kentucky. Since 1960 he has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville where he has been Professor of Music since 1967. His book "Four Decades of Choral Training" was published in 1975. He is the founder-director of the Platteville Summer Music Festival which has been broadcast annually over Wisconsin Public Radio. He has been a frequent soloist in campus recitals and area oratorio performances.

ROBERT SHEWAN received his B.S. in Music Education from Mansfield University in 1953; his M.S. in Music Education from Ithaca College in 1960; and his D.M.A. in Conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati in 1977. He was a faculty member of Houghton College, spent one year in a temporary faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan College, and eighteen years at Roberts Wesleyan College. Robert has developed the Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale to recognition locally, regionally, and nationally for its interpretation and excellence. As chairman of the Fine Arts Division, he led the music department to national professional accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Roberts Wesleyan Chorale was featured at the central 150th birthday celebration of the City of Rochester in 1984. Robert has served as a member of numerous NASM evaluation teams, has attended many national meetings, and served as a "recorder" at the 1984 national meeting in Washington, D.C. He is a long-time member of the New York State School Music Association and has been a NYSSMA solo festival adjudicator yearly.

LUTHER HOFFMAN graduated from Mansfield in 1953 and later received the Master's degree from Ithaca College. He served as Director of Music at Haverling High School for 31 years in Bath, NY, retiring in 1986. His wind ensemble attained A ratings in Grade VI music for 24 consecutive years. His marching band won six state championships and one Lions International championship. He was one of the founders of the New York State Field Band Conference, served on the New York State School Music Association Executive council for 3 years, and he is a certified adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association. He has served often as guest conductor and as a band clinician in several states.

MARCEAU MYERS graduated from Mansfield in 1954. He was Dean of the School of Music at North Texas State University from 1974 until his death in 1987. His tenure as Dean of the School of Music saw such tangible accomplishments as growth in enrollment to become the nation's second largest university school of music, planning and completion of the Music Complex, international acclaim for the touring music ensembles (Western Europe, Russia, south America, the Far East), and national recognition for the excellence of the entire program and its graduates. Marc was past president of the Texas Association of Music Schools and a member of the A.S.C.A.P. awards committee, among many other offices and professional activities.

PAUL LARSON received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1954 from Mansfield University, his Master of Arts Degree in 1965 from the Eastman School of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in 1983 from Temple University. He has taught at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA since 1978, where he is a Professor of Music. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Massachusetts. He is presently a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Research Committee and managing editor of Burnside Press in Bethlehem, PA. As a pianist, Dr. Larson has performed on numerous recitals as a soloist and accompanist throughout the Northeast. His long list of publications include "Guidelines for Developing Music Curricula in Pennsylvania Schools."

CYRIL M. STRETANSKY graduated from Mansfield University in 1957, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. Cyril received his Master of Music Education from Temple University. He is presently Professor of Music at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA and Director of the Susquehanna University Concert Choir. Cyril is an internationally acclaimed conductor, he served as artistic director and principal conductor for the International Choral Festival in Italy for 8 years. In 1987 Cyril received the John C. Horn Award for distinguished scholarship and service to Susquehanna University.

WILLIAM R. BROCKLEBANK received his B.S. in Music Education at Mansfield University in 1957 and his Masters in Education at the Pennsylvania State University in 1962. He has taught in public schools at State College, Bradford, and Warren, PA for 30 years. William was the Pennsylvania Music Educator Association Area II outstanding music educator in 1986; was selected "distinguished educator" at Mansfield University in 1986; and was a contributing writer to the 1967 Pennsylvania State Department of Education public school music curriculum. He has been a church organist/choir director for 38 years. Presently William is employed at the First Presbyterian Church, Warren, PA. His fraternal organizations include: alumni-life member, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia; a 33 degree Mason of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite; founder/conductor of the Passion Play Choir, Coudersport Consistory, and organist/choir director for the Coudersport Consistory for 31 years.

RALPH VERRASTRO graduated from Mansfield in 1958, received his Master's degree at Ithaca College in 1962 and was awarded the Doctor of Education degree in Music at Penn State University in 1970. Following 6 years public school experience in Pennsylvania he taught at East Carolina University for 8 years, was coordinator of Graduate Studies at the University of Oklahoma from 1972-77, Director of the School of Music at Kent State University from 1977-79, and since then has been Professor and Director of the School of Music at the University of Georgia. He has had numerous publications in the professional literature and the list of administrative accomplishments on his record are too numerous to list here.

TONY STUDD graduated from Mansfield University in 1959, and received his MM from Manhattan School of Music. He has studied piano, conducting, and composition with Nadia Boulanger in France. Tony has been trombonist for Broadway Shows including Fiddler on the Roof, Man of LaMancha, and Annie. He performed with the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Tony has been trombonist, pianist, and conductor of many TV and Radio commercials. He has been heard on recordings of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Mel Torme, Paul McCartney, and Chuck Mangione.


DR. ROBERT J. GAROFALO graduated from Mansfield in 1960, received his Masters of Music degree in Performance/Psychology from the Catholic University in 1962; and did additional studies and post doctoral work at the Catholic University in 1969. He has taught eight years in elementary and secondary schools; 15+ years at the college/university level; has been a visiting professor or guest lecturer at many schools in the U.S. and Canada such as New England Conservatory, Syracuse University, University of Wisconsin, etc. Currently Dr. Garofalo is head of the graduate program in instrumental conducting at Catholic University and special advisor for military musicians. During his tenure at Catholic University, Dr. Garofalo's ensembles: the Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, and Heritage Americana have performed to critical acclaim at national and regional conferences of CBDNA, MENC, ABA, ACBA and NCBA. He was a trombonist with the U.S. Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. from 1960-64 and toured widely with the "Airmen of Note". Dr. Garofalo is past president of the Eastern Division of the College Band Directors National Association, he is an editorial board member of the CBDNA Journal and a member of NCBA, MENC, and WASBE.

FRANCIS M. MARCINIAK graduated from Mansfield in 1960, received his Master of Music from Northwestern University, Illinois in 1964 and his PhD in Music Education from Northwestern University in 1972. He was band director and taught instrumental music for grades 4-12 in St. Marys Area Schools, St. Marys, PA from 1960-62; was band director and taught instrument music for grades 10-12 in Dansville Central High School, Dansville, NY from 1962-67; was an instructor of music at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA from 1967-68; was an instructor of music at Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA from 1968-69; was Assistant Conductor of the Northwestern University Summer Band in the summer of 1970; was Assistant Professor of Music at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA from 1970-72; and is currently Professor of Music, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI since 1972. He was given the National Band Association "Award for Excellence," in 1986. Francis conducted the American Band at the Great Woods Performing Arts Center in Mansfield, Mass. on June 13, 1986 in performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From 1973-79 he was Conductor and Music Director of Rhode Island Music Educators Association High School Wind Ensemble. This organization was comprised of high school students from the state of Rhode Island selected on the basis of competitive auditions. From 1978 to the present he is Conductor of The American Band of Providence, an adult professional band.

ALBERT JAMES NACINOVICH received a B.S. in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1960. While at Mansfield he was named "Sinfonian of the Year" by Beta Omicron Chapter, Senior of the Year by the Music Education Club, and was named to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities. Albert received his M.S. in Music Education from Ithaca College in 1965. He has been employed by the Williamsport Area School District of Williamsport, PA since 1960; four years as a teacher of instrumental choral, and general music at the junior high school level; ten years as high school band director, and sixteen years as Coordinator of Instrumental Music, working under the District Supervisor of Music. Duties include part-time instrumental teaching, district-wide planning and organizational work, and curriculum writing. The school district's music program has been awarded recognition by MENC as one of the nation's exemplary programs. Albert serves as Director of the Repasz-Elks Band, a community band which boasts continuous activity since 1831. He performs regularly in ensembles and as a trumpet soloist in the Williamsport area. Albert served the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association as an officer of District Eight in the 1970's, including three years as President. He served as a State Officer from 1981 to 1988.

KIRK M. DUNKLEE graduated from Mansfield University in 1961, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music, he received his MM Degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan in 1964, and has done additional graduate work at New York University, Eastman School of Music, and Hofstra University. Kirk is presently supervisor of Music and Fine Arts in the Longwood Central Schools - Middle Island (central Suffolk County) NY. At Longwood he supervises 30 Music and 20 Art Teachers and administers Performing Arts Program. Kirk is founder and conductor of Bel Canto Chorale, presenting three major concerts a year including Requiems by Mozart, Faure, Verdi, Brahms; Carmina Burana - Orff; Chichester Psalms - Bernstein; Christmas Oratorio - J. S. Bach; Gloria - Rutter; and others over a twenty year period. He is Director of Huntington Mens Chorus, a 70 voice male chorus performing three concerts per year. Kirk is also Organist and Choir Director at the United Methodist Church in Farmingdale, NY. He has been a recipient of Brotherhood Award - Nassau County Chapter of National Association of Christians and Jews for community service in the village of Freeport, NY. Kirk has performed with the Collegiate Chorale in New York City for four seasons under the direction of Abraham Kaplan, including performances and recordings with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic.

PORTER EIDAM received his BS in Music Education from Mansfield University in 1961, his MM in Woodwind Performance and Pedagogy from Michigan State University in 1978 and is currently in residence for DMA in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University. Since 1968 Porter has been teacher of woodwind instruments at Pottstown School District, Pottstown, PA. He is a frequent guest conductor of interscholastic music festivals in the Mid-Atlantic and New England States. Porter is on the PMEA-Approved list of conductors for All State Festival Groups, both for Band and Orchestra. He has assisted in the development of an educational partnership between the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and the Pottstown School District (a program which has been selected as a state-wide model). Since 1982 Porter has been Music Director/Conductor of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra and the Pottstown Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with many "name" entertainers such as Liberace, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Rosemary Clooney, Margaret Whiting, Andy Williams, Roger Williams, Helen O'Connell, James Darren, Sergio Franke, George Burns, Debbie Boone, Shari Lewis, and many others.

VINCENT LAWRENCE graduated from Mansfield in 1963, received the Master of Music Education from Penn State University in 1968 and the PhD at Case Western Reserve University in 1973. After teaching in the public schools of Baltimore County for seven years he taught music at Towson State University in Maryland since 1973. At Towson he was the Chair of the Music Education division, Director of Graduate Studies, conducted the Towson State University Chorale and taught choral methods and conducting. He has authored the Macmillan School Music Series Music and You.

ANN WEAVER SCHOOLEY graduated from Mansfield University in 1964, where she received her Master of Science Degree in Music. Ann received her Master of Music in voice from East Carolina University. She has done additional study at the Aspen School of Music, Chautauqua Institute, and the Yale Summer School of Music. Presently she teaches in the Marion County Schools in Fairmont, West Virginia and at Fairmont State College. Among her many awards and honors are an apprenticeship with the Chautauqua Opera and winner of the Young Artist Award from both the Charleston Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony. She continues an active performance schedule as both a recitalist and in operatic roles.

DR. FLORENTINO J. CAIMIreceived his BS in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1963, his MA in Music Theory specialization with Theatre as a minor area of interest from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA in 1969, and his D.Ed. in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University in 1979. From 1963-66 Florentino was a Choral Music/Classroom Teacher at Jersey Shore Area School District, Jersey Shore, PA. He had a choral assistantship from 1966-67 at the Pennsylvania State University. Florentino was an Instrumental Music Teacher at the Muncy School District, Muncy, PA from 1967-74. Currently, Caimi is professor of music at Lock Haven University having taught there since 1974. As conductor of bands, he increased enrollment from 13 to more than 125 in Lock Haven's various ensembles. He chaired the Music Department from 1982-88 and implemented a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music. He also conceived, developed and proposed a bachelor of science in music education with a cross-cultural core for Lock Haven.

JOHN H. SCHOOLEY graduated from Mansfield in 1965 and received his Masters in Theory/Composition from East Carolina University in 1968. He was the Director of Bands at Bradford Area Schools, PA from January to June 1965; the Director of Bands at Athens Area Schools, PA from 1966-67; an Instructor at Eastern Kentucky University from 1968 to June 1970; and is currently a Professor at Fairmont State College, WV since 1970. His paper "Developing Effective Beginning Instrumental Music Teachers," was read for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference of the College Music Society, March 26, 1983 at East Carolina University. Several of his compositions have been selected and appear on various state music lists of selected music for performances by public school students for solo and ensemble music competitions. Compositions on these lists represent the highest quality of musical works suitable for performances by public school students. These compositions include: Prescribed Music For 1987-1990 Music Competition, Pub. by The University Interscholastic League from the University of Texas at Austin; OMEA Solo and Ensemble contest Music, pub. by the Ohio Music Education Association, eight edition 1985; and VBODA, 12 edition 1984-87, pub. by Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association.

SUSAN T. RUSH graduated from Mansfield in 1965 and received her M.F.A. in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, in 1987. Her major field of expertise is acting/directing as teacher, director, and actress; additional field is in Musical Theatre as musical and stage director, and voice specialist. Susan was an Instructor from 1965-67 at the Morris Knolls High School, Denville, NJ; an Instructor at Eastchester Elementary School, Eastchester, NY from 1967-68; an Instructor at Smithtown Elementary School, Smithtown, NY from 1968-69; and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ from 1985-87. She acted on Broadway in the "Knickerbocker Holiday" with Richard Kiley and was featured soloist at Radio City Music Hall for "The Christmas Spectacular" in 1970 and 1971; "The Easter Pageant in 1971; and the "United Nations 25th Anniversary" with Vincent Price. Susan has earned many awards/honors including Chancellor's Merit, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI, 1988; Vice-Chancellor's Merit for teaching excellence and University service, University of Wisconsin, 1988; Dean's Merit Award, University of Wisconsin, 1988; Commencement Speaker, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA, 1988; and Outstanding Teaching Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1987.

HAROLD F. MCAULLIFFE received a BS in Music Education from Mansfield University in 1966 and his MM from the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY in 1971. Since 1968 Harold has been a vocal music teacher at the Pittsford Central School District in Pittsford, NY. He has toured Europe several times as a soloist with a variety of professional and university choirs. Harold has performed in many concert halls and cathedrals including the Salzburg Cathedral as a part of the Salzburg Festival. He has performed as soloist with many community and professional symphony orchestras and choral ensembles on numerous occasions including the Rochester Philharmonic, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Oratorio Society, Eastman Rochester Chorale, Eastman Singers, Rochester Chorale, Columbus Symphony, and Syracuse Symphony. Harold has performed many operative roles with area opera companies including twelve seasons with the Chautauqua Opera Company and three seasons with Rochester Opera Under the Stars. He has also prepared choruses and traveled with Chuck Mangione for two of his major concerts.

LAWRENCE HUNTLEY graduated from Mansfield State College in 1966, received his MM from East Carolina University in 1967, and his Mus. D. from Indiana University in 1975. Since 1972 he has been Professor of Music at Western Connecticut State University and chairperson of the music department from 1978-83. Lawrence has been the principal horn of The Ridgefield Orchestra from 1975 to the present. He is treasurer and board member of the Danbury Concert Association. Professor Huntley presented a Horn Clinic at the 1987 In-Service Conference of the New Jersey Music Educators in the fall of 1987. His service as a professional adjudicator includes annual participation in the CMEA All-State Music Festival Auditions. Dr. Huntley continues to perform in the summer orchestra of the Charles Ives Center for the Arts.

DAVID SMITH graduated from Mansfield Music Education curriculum in 1967, received a Master of Music in Percussion degree from East Carolina University in 1970 and has done additional graduate work at the Hartt School of Music, Manhattan School of Music and NYU. David taught in the public schools of Elmira, New York for two years. Since 1970 he has been Professor of Music at Western Connecticut State University teaching percussion, percussion ensemble, electronic music and directing the marching band. He is a member of several professional ensembles; presently he is principal percussionist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. At the 1989 Percussive Arts Society International Conference he performed the world premiere of Milton Babbitt's Beaten Paths for solo marimba. We honor him as teacher, conductor and performer.

JAMES DALE graduated from Mansfield University in 1969, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. James began his career as an organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania at the age of thirteen. He was a finalist in the high school solo competition held at Mansfield University. This enabled him to present a recital at the college and let to his admission and graduation with majors in both organ and oboe. Since 1974 he has been Assistant Director of Musical Activities at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. James was a former oboist in the Naval Academy Band and has appeared in organ recitals at Yale University, St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and at the Washington Cathedral. In January of 1989 he appeared as guest soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in three performances of the Saint-Saens. He is widely acknowledged as one of the country's foremost recitalists. He has been the featured artist on WGMS-FM's "Spotlight" program, WMAR-TV's Christmas Eve Special, and his recordings are often heard on local PBS stations. In 1985 he was one of five finalists in the Diane Bish International Organ Competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. James is principal oboist of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and is on the faculty of Anne Arundel Community College. He has appeared as guest conductor of the County Choral Festival and frequently adjudicates choral festivals.

DENNIS W. RITZ received his BS in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1969, his MM in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1974, and his DMA in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan in 1992. Dennis is assistant professor of music at Shippensburg University, where he directs the university-community orchestra and teaches a variety of music courses. Prior to joining the Shippensburg faculty in 1990 he was director of instrumental music and co-department chair for School Administration District #47 in Oakland, ME, and as director of instrumental music and instrumental music instructor at Montrose Area School District, Montrose, PA.

ALEXANDER SIDOROWICZ graduated from Mansfield University in 1969, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education, received his MM in Performance from Indiana University in 1973, and his Ph D in Music Composition and Theory from Kent State University in 1981. He has become a very able music administrator. He was Assistant Dean of School of Music at Ithaca College from 1981-1984, Director of Division of Music and Theatre Arts at Bradley University from 1984-1987, Director of the Division of Music at the University of Texas, and a member of the music faculty at Bemidji State University in Minnesota and at Hiram College in Ohio. He is currently Dean of Fine Arts at Towson State University in Towson, Maryland. Alexander composes, plays clarinet, and participates in chamber groups. He has written over 30 works for mixed ensembles.


KIMBER BILLOW was a 1970 graduate from Mansfield; he has taught music in the schools of Elmira, New York since that time. Presently he is Director of Vocal Music at the Southside High School. In 1976 he received the degree Master of Music in Education from Ithaca College and during 1989-90 spent a year on sabbatical leave as an Assistant Professor of voice and choral conducting at Ithaca College. He is well known for his outstanding choirs who have toured widely including Poland in 1974, Germany and Austria in 1983 as well as performances at the Kennedy Center, the major cathedrals of Canada and several times at the NYSSMA Annual Conference. His madrigal singers performed in Sweden and Denmark in 1989 and also several times at the Annual NYSSMA Conference. Kim has been the Director of the Elmira Choral Society, and in 1979 he founded and directs the Elmira Summer Festival Players, a summer theatre experience for all ages. We congratulate him for his outstanding choral music program in the Elmira Schools, his choral conducting and the directing of theatre groups.

GEORGE WILLIAM WOLFE graduated from Mansfield in 1970 and received his Masters in Saxophone (with distinction) from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN in 1972. He was an Instructor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Whitehall, Michigan for the summer session of 1978 and 1979; was an Instructor of Music at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA from 1977-82; and since 1982 he is Assistant Professor of Music at Ball State University, Muncie, IN. George has received many awards including: Semi-finalist, Concert Atlantique Touring Artists Competition, May 1987; Performance Certificate, Indiana University, awarded for Masters recital, April 1972; Outstanding Service Award, National Association of Jazz Educators, January 1984; and a Proclamation awarded by Mayor James P. Carey of Muncie, IN, for benefit concerts in support of "A Better Way" and its efforts to help abused women and children.

JONATHAN E. GOOD graduated from Mansfield University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and received his Master of Music in History and Literature at the Ohio University in 1973. Since 1990 he has been head of the Music Department at Montana State University. Jonathan has been a guest conductor at many musical events including: District Music Festival Honor Band, Lewistown, Montana, 1989 and 1991; Flathead Lake Music Camp Honor Band, Lakeside, Montana, 1989 and 1990; Provincial Band of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1984; and Opera Theatre, The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1984. His area of scholarly interest is 20th Century Literature for Symphonic Winds. Jonathan's professional memberships include: College Band Directors National Association, The College Music Society, Music Educators National Conference, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi (Honorary life member).

JANET L. HERRICK graduated from Mansfield University in 1971 majoring in cornet. She has done graduate work at Mansfield, Susquehanna University, Westminster Choir College, and Ithaca College. Janet began her career at Stevens Junior High School in Williamsport where she built a choral program of the highest quality. Of special acknowledgement at Stevens was her choir which was selected to perform at the 1977 Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference in Pittsburgh. In 1986 she organized the area's first scholastic vocal jazz ensemble which performs regularly in the Williamsport area. Ms. Herrick is a member of ACDA, IAJE, and MENC. She is past Pennsylvania treasurer of ACDA and is currently serving a term as District 8 President of Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. Currently she is working on a vocal pedagogy degree at Texas Christian University in Forth Worth, Texas. Part of her assignment at TCU is to establish and conduct a vocal jazz ensemble and a show choir. Janet was guest conductor of the TCU Concert Chorale at the performance of the Chorale at the Texas Music Educators Convention.

NANCY APPLIN PIERCE received her BS in Music Education from Mansfield in 1972 and has taken graduate studies at the State University of New York at Oswego, Potsdam and Brockport as well as the Eastman School of Music. She has completed twenty years of music teaching, and since 1981 has been the Junior/Senior High School Vocal and General Music Director in Kendall, NY. In the spring of 1989 Nancy was the first recipient of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's "Outstanding Music Educator - K-12 Choral Director" Award; in 1990 she became an MENC nationally registered music educator. For the NYSSMA she was chairperson for the All-State Chorus in 1988 and 89 and chairperson of the Voice Division in 1990 and 91. She was the Second Vice-President of the American Choral Directors Association in 1992. Presently she is second Vice-President of NYSSMA for a two-year term 1993-95 and President of ACDA for a two-year term 1993-95. Nancy we are proud of your success as a choral director and a professional music educator.

MARGARET BAUER graduated from Mansfield in 1973, earning a B.S. in music education. She received her Master of Arts in music history and literature from IUP in 1975 and her Master of Library Science degree from SUNY at Geneseo in 1979. She taught private music lessons from 1975 through 1998 and has been a member of several community orchestras and bands since her graduation from Mansfield. She has been music director at Mohrsville Church of the Brethren since 1994, directing and performing in several different musical activities throughout the year. She is a member of the Schuylkill Valley High School Music League and annually plays bassoon in the pit orchestra for musical productions. She is currently teaching Introduction to World Music at Penn State Berks Lehigh Valley in Reading.

Bauer has served as Executive Director of PMEA since 1996. She is an active member of MENC and the State Manager's Council. She is also a member of: the American Society of Association Executives (certified in 1998), the PA Society of Association Executives (past president, and recipient of PASAE Award of Excellence), the American Library Association and the PA Library Association, and the Berks County Chamber of Commerce. She is a life member of Sigma Alpha Iota, national honorary women's music sorority.

LEE COPENHAVER graduated from Mansfield in 1974, received the Master of Music degree in Music Education from Ithaca College in 1978, his M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1982, and his PhD at the University of Iowa in 1987. He was the Wellsboro, PA high school choir band director from 1979-80, and developed the string program from elementary through junior high school from 1975-81. While at Wellsboro he founded and conducted The Wellsboro Town Band, conducted The Wellsboro Mens Chorus, served as a member of the Community Concert Association and was a Laurel Festival recitalist. He was the Orchestra Director and String Teacher; taught guitar, rock music and handbell classes at Johnson City, New York from 1981-82. He was a full-time professor at Grand Valley State University from 1985-89. His experience as a cellist include the Grand Valley State University Faculty String Quartet; the principal player, University of Iowa Symphony, Broom county Pops Orchestra, Corning Philharmonic, and the principal player and founding member Festival Chamber Players of Elmira, New York. Some of Lee's accomplishments in the Grand Rapids area are: conductor, The West Shore Symphony Youth Orchestra 1989-90; conductor/founder Grand Valley State University-Community Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Summer Players. In Iowa City, Iowa he founded Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Mens Chorus; organized, managed and twice conducted the Iowa City Community Band over a period of three summers.

JOSEPH PAUL SCARTELLI graduated from Mansfield in 1974, received his Master of Music in Music Therapy at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL in 1977, and his PhD in Music at the University of Miami in 1981. He was an Instrumental Music Teacher at J.R.E. Lee Junior High School in Miami, FL from 1976-77; an Instrumental Music Teacher at the Ponce de Leon Junior High School in Coral Gables, FL in 1978; a Teaching Graduate Assistant in Music Therapy at the University of Miami, FL from 1978-80; a Music Therapist at the United Cerebral Palsy of Miami, FL from 1979-80; a Music Therapist for developmentally disabled adults at the Haven School for the Retarded in Miami, FL from 1979-80; the Program Director of Music Therapy at the University of Miami, FL from 1980-81; an Associate Professor of Music, Program Director of Music Therapy and Applied Guitar at Radford University from 1981 to the present; and Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Radford University from 1989 to the present. He has to his credit many publications in the Journal of Music Therapy including "The Effect of Sedative Music on Electromyographic Biofeedback Assisted Relaxation Training of Spastic Cerebral Palsied Adults," 1982; "The Effect of EMG Biofeedback and Sedative Music, EMG Biofeedback Only, and Sedative Music Only on Frontalis Muscle Relaxation Ability," 1984; and "A Rationale for Sub-Cortical Involvement in Musical Response," 1989.

O. DAVID DEITZ received his BS in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1974, his M. Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum, from Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA in 1984, and did graduate studies in choral conducting with Robert Page, at Cleveland State in 1995. Mr. Deitz taught many courses including Choir, Jazz Choir, Chamber Singers, and Music History and Theory at the Verona High School, Verona, NJ from 1974 to 1978. From 1979 to 1984 David taught at Cedar Cliff High School (West Shore Schools), Camp Hill, PA. The courses taught at Cedar Cliff were: Choir, Girls Choir, Chamber Singers, Music History and Theory, and Careers in Music. While at Cedar Cliff, Mr. Deitz directed many shows including: Carousel, Mame, Anything Goes, Pajama Game, Hello Dolly, and Annie. Since 1984 David has taught at the Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA. His choir received awards for Choral Performances at PMEA in 1989, 1991, 1995, and 1997. Mr. Deitz has been recognized by the following: Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1974), Outstanding Young Men in America in 1985, Who's Who of American High School Teachers in 1994, Harrisburg Area Youth For Christ 15 year Service Award, and the Central Dauphin School District "Distinguished Service Award" in 1996.

NORMAN K. WILEY received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education Degree from Mansfield University in 1974, earned a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance at Ball State University and is presently a doctoral candidate at the Ball State University in Indiana. He has been a member of the music faculty at Dickinson State College in North Dakota and is presently an assistant professor of music at Millersville University where he teaches trumpet and is conductor of the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Norman is an active performer as a recitalist and also performs regularly with the Lancaster Opera Company Orchestra, the Lancaster Symphony, the Concert Band of Lancaster, and the Susquehanna Brass Quintet. He has appeared as guest conductor of several festivals including the York County Honors Band, and is frequently called upon as an adjudicator of band festivals. Norman is the author of many published articles appearing in local and regional music publications.

PATRICIA KOSTEK enjoys an international reputation, being well-known across North and South America, and Europe for her critically acclaimed performances, her adjudication of major competitions, her lectures and master classes. She has performed in noted international music festivals, including the Buenos Aires International Festival, the Music Festival of Florida, the Tanglewood Institute, and ClarinetFest International. Patricia has given recitals and master classes in major cultural centers of Sweden, Poland, Belgium, France, Germany, Canada, the USA, Brazil and Argentina, where she also adjudicated the 1996, 1997 and 1998 Buenos Aires International Competition. In March, 1999, she was invited to perform by the city of Morioka, Japan commemorating the 15th anniversary of the founding of the Victoria-Morioka Friendship Society. In September, 1999, she was the featured soloist in Rio de Janeiro at Encontro IV, the national conference of Brazilian orchestral clarinetists where she also adjudicated the Brazilian Young Artists Competition.

Patricia was a founding member of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra before emigrating to Canada and has appeared as soloist with this orchestra, performing Copland's Concerto for Clarinet, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major and the Krommer Concerto for Two Clarinets and Orchestra, and Mendelssohn's Concert Piece for Clarinet and Basset Horn with Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony, among other works. A critically acclaimed contemporary music specialist, Kostek has been involved in the commissioning and the premiere performances of new music. She has performed with numerous orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and under the baton of such eminent conductors as Sir George Solti, James Levine, Edo de Waart, Kiril Kondrashin and Simon Rattle.

She is a frequent performer with Chamber Music San Juan, Trio Pacifica, Eine Kleine Summer Music and Concentus Corvinus, a critically acclaimed nonet. Her performances are frequently broadcast by CBC Radio and she has recorded for national Public Radio (U.S.) and Radio Katowice (Poland). She has recently completed her first solo CD, Songs of the Rubaiyat, and, in collaboration with other Canadian musicians has recorded the works of composer Murray Adaskin.

Patricia received her MM in clarinet performance from Michigan State University, followed by advanced studies in Europe and in Chicago. She has held teaching positions at the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is past secretary of the International Clarinet Society and a Buffet Artist Clinician. Patricia is currently Associate Professor at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, a position she has held since 1988.

THOMAS JONES graduated from Mansfield University with a degree in Music Education in 1977. He is honored today as a full-time free-lance singer based in the Boston area, but performing throughout the Northeast as a lyric baritone. He has a broad oratorio and opera repertoire; more recently he has chosen to become a Baroque specialist. Several recordings are to his credit. He frequently appears as a soloist with notable groups such as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, the Boston Concert Opera Company, the Handel and Haydn Society, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. In competition Tom has been a semi-finalist for the Bel Canto Foundation and the New York Oratorio Competition, and he has been an award recipient in the National Association of Teachers of Singers Competition. We honor the talents and abilities of Tom as a successful professional singer.

DANIEL NEVIUS received the BS degree from Mansfield in 1977. He has since studied at the Mannes College of Music, graduated from the Armed Forces School of Music and in 1991 received the Master of Music degree from Catholic University. Since 1980 he has been the principal trumpet, featured soloist and clinician for the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. This band is the Premier Concert Touring organization for the U.S. Army. His performances have taken him to 49 states, Canada, Mexico, several European countries as well as India, Korea, and Japan. He has several TV appearances and many performances with professional orchestras to his credit. In 1990 it was he who played the "Taps" for the internationally televised ceremony in France commemorating the 45th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, a ceremony attended by both the President of the United States and France. Dan has received the Army Commendation Medal four times, the Army Achievement Award four times and the Army Good Conduct Medal four times. Mansfield University is proud to salute Sergeant First Class Dan Nevius.

WILLIAM CUTTER graduated in the class of 1978. He received the Master of Music Degree in Music Composition from Boston University and in 1989 the Doctor of Music Arts Degree in Music Composition from the same school. Presently Bill is an instructor in composition, advanced theory and voice at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Mass., and Assistant Conductor and Pianist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; most recently he has been named Director of Choral Activities for the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. As a composer Bill is well published, has been commissioned to write many works for orchestra, small ensembles, choruses and soloists. In 1990 his composition One Fine Hour won the Toronto Children's Chorus Competition. Bill is a composer, a tenor soloist, a conductor, a director of opera and musical theatre, and a professor. We are very proud of his accomplishments.

MARK HARTMAN is a 1978 graduate of the music department in music education. In 1983 he received the Master of Music degree in trombone performance pedagogy from Arizona State University and in 1985 the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in trombone solo performance from the same school. Mark was an instrumental public school teacher in the schools of Woodbridge, Delaware and Cattaraugus, New York from 1978 to 1981. Since 1985 he has been Associate Professor of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam where his duties are teaching tenor and bass trombone, coaching brass ensembles and playing in the Potsdam Brass Quintet. Mark has been a guest performer with many outstanding groups including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and most recently with the International Trombone Workshop held in Rochester last year. He has given many solo recitals and performed as a member of several orchestras. Since 1988 he has been the principal trombonist with the Chamber Orchestra of Northern New York. His accomplishments include many articles published in the International Trombone Association Journal. We congratulate Mark as a professional trombone performer and professor of music.

Brian was a member of the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Mansfieldians, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (president 1977).

Story has been a music educator since 1978, teaching band in the Prattsburgh Central Schools (NY) (1978- 1986) and in the Canandaigua City Schools (NY) (1986 - 2010). His bands have received the Gold and Superior ratings from the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and at the Hochstein Ensemble Evaluation Festival (Rochester, NY). Currently, Story teaches band at The Alternative School for Math & Science in Corning, NY. He has been a clinician with NYSSMA and the New York State Band Director's Association (NYSBDA) and served as guest conductor and adjudicator for numerous festivals.

Since 1994, Story has been staff arranger/composer for Belwin Publications (Warner Brothers & Alfred Music) under the pen name of Brian Scott with over seventy published band compositions and arrangements. He also is published with Cimarron Music and is an independent arranger/composer with commissions for band, chorus, orchestra, and solo works.

As an active performer, Story is a member of Rochester's vocal ensemble Madrigalia and is the conductor of the Finger Lakes Concert Band (Canandaigua). Story created and is the Executive Producer for the Scholastic Arts Spotlight Program in collaboration with WROC TV (Rochester) and Fox Rochester sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank. He is the director of the Hochstein Ensemble Festival and is responsible for bringing the satellite campus of the Hochstein School of Music and Dance to Canandaigua. He is on the Hochstein at Canandaigua Advisory Board and the Board of Directors of the Hochstein School. He is a member of NYSSMA, MENC, and NYSBDA.

LAURA D. LOVICH received her BS in Music Education from Mansfield State College in 1978 and her MS in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University in 1983. She was an Instrumental Instructor at Amity Regional Junior High School in Orange Connecticut from 1978-1989. Her Jazz Band there won "A" ratings at the Connecticut Music Educators Adjudication Festival five times. From 1989 to the present, Laura has been an elementary instrumental music instructor for the Farmington Public Schools in Farmington, CT, whose various bands and ensembles have won numerous awards. Her responsibilities include teaching 150-170 students in four elementary schools each year and conducting four elementary bands. She is editor of the CMEA news and a member Executive Board. In addition she plays clarinet in the 1st Company Governor's Footguard Band. The Footguard is the oldest continuous military organization in the United States. Established in 1771, the Footguard was originally responsible for escorting the Governor on Election Day. The responsibilities now are of a ceremonial nature performing concerts, marching in parades and other various responsibilities associated with various state, civic or private functions. Laura also performs with the Hamden Civic Symphony, the Simsbury Community Band, and the Northwest Connecticut Concert Band.

MARK REHNSTROM (formerly Mark Johnson) native of Kane, Pennsylvania and now lives in New York City. While at Mansfield was Musician of the Year in 1979. Mr. Rehnstrom began his career as a baritone singing the baritone solos in Karel Husa's American Te Deum at Mansfield and at the Eastman School of Music. He received a Masters of Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. While at Indiana he sang the role of Sharpless in Madame Butterfly, and the baritone solos in Britten's War Requiem.

Since 1984 Mark has lived in New York City as a professional choral singer, singing with choirs such as the New York Choral Artists, Musica Sacra, Voices of Ascension, and The New York City Opera Chorus, and under many outstanding conductors such as Kurt Masur, Collin Davis, Zubin Mehta, Richard Westenburg, John Nelson, Alice Parker, Robert Shaw, and Leonard Bernstein. He has sung and traveled with the Ensemble for Early Music performing in the ensembles productions of Herod and the Innocents, Daniel and the Lions, The Play Saint Nicholas, and various other medieval liturgical dramas.

He performed the role of the Ringmaster in Smetana's Bartered Bride with the Sarasota Opera, Canio in I Pagliacci with the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan and with the Tri-State Opera in Poughkeepsie, NY, Froh in Das Rheingold in Arizona Opera's production of Wagner's Ring Cyle, the First Armed Guard in Die Zauberflote with the Dallas Opera and Dimitri in the Milwaukee Symphony's concert version of Boris Godunov. and Froh in Das Rheingold with the Dallas Opera.

Mr. Rehnstrom regularly sings the tenor solos in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony having performed it with the Nashville Symphony, the Rochester Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony, the Waterbury Symphony, the Greenville Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony, The San Francisco Pops, and the Detroit Symphony.


DEBORAH A. CONFREDO (formerly Sheldon) graduated from Mansfield University in 1980, earning a BS in Music Education. She received her Masters in Music Education from Penn State University in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Music Education from The Florida State University in 1991. Ms. Confredo has taught at various school districts including Haverling Central School, Bath, NY; Susquehanna Township School District, Harrisburg, PA; Illinois State University, Normal, IL; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL since 1994. Deborah is currently Professor of Music Education and Director of Graduate Programs for Music Education at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

Her full bio is available at 

While a student at Mansfield, Amy was a member of the Concert Choir, Festival Chorus, and Marching Band. She graduated in 1980 with a B.S. in Music Education and earned a Masters of Music in 1985.

Story has taught for 31 years beginning at Arkport Central School (NY) where she taught K-12 vocal/general. She continued her career at Northside Blodgett Middle School (Corning- Painted Post School District), Canandaigua Middle School, and for the past ten years has been vocal director for Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua, NY.

Under Story's direction, the Canandaigua Academy Choirs (Mixed Chorus, Women's Choir, Jazz Choir and Madrigal Choir) have all received "Superior" ratings at invitational music festivals and have performed annually with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. The choirs have been part of collaborations with Rochester's vocal group Madrigalia and have been part of commissioning new vocal music. Her groups have worked with visiting conductors and composers including Eric Whitacre, Paul Basler, Bill Cutter and Cyril Stretansky. Her students have consistently been selected to Conference All State and American Choral Director Association Honor Choirs. Story is the director of the annual Madrigal Dinner and Pop Night at the Bistro and has been the music director for the past ten Academy Player's musical productions, many of which have been awarded the Rochester Broadway Theatre League's Stars of Tomorrow Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Singing Ensemble honors.

Story was honored with the 2007 Rochester Philharmonic Musicians' Award for Outstanding Music Educator in the category of Choral Director. She is co-director of the Rochester Philharmonic's Holiday Gala Choir at Eastman. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In 2010 she was an Athena nominee, recognizing leadership qualities in women. She has conducted Area All State and All County Choirs in Pennsylvania and New York and is a New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Vocal Adjudicator. She has served as a cooperating teacher for Mansfield and Ithaca College student teachers.

BRIAN DIX graduated from Mansfield University in 1982 with a degree in Music Education and earned a Master of Arts in Conducting from George Mason University. Since 1998 Brian has served as Director of "The Commandant's Own," The United States Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and has performed on the Today Show, Fox Morning News, CBS This Morning and throughout the USA, Canada, Oman, France, Kuwait, Scotland, and Norway. As Director of the Drum and Bugle Corps he has composer or arranged approximately 75 works for the U.S. Marine Corps, conducts over 100 concerts annually, and has produced five CDs of the group.

After completing his Bachelors degree from Mansfield, RICHARD GOOD received a Master of Music in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Euphonium Performance from Arizona State University. His conducting teachers were Don Stanley, Frank Wickes and Richard Strange, and his low brass teachers included Don Stanley, Sam Pilafian, Dan Perantoni, and Larry Campbell.

Rick's honors include Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award (2002), and the coveted Sudler Trophy won by the Auburn Marching Band (2004).

Rick is a former member of the Allentown Band (the oldest civilian community band in the US), has performed professionally at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg VA), is a member of the National Band Association's Board of Directors, and is Executive Musical Director of Alabama Ambassadors of Music. Before joining the faculty at Auburn University Rick taught for seven years in the public schools of Pennsylvania and Virginia. He is also an active freelance musician and adjudicator throughout the US, Mexico, Caribbean, and Europe.

At Auburn he directs the marching band, concert band, trombone choir, tuba-euphonium ensemble, teaches trombone, euphonium, tuba, conducting, wind literature, and marching band techniques.

Trombonist MARK A. BOWLING received his Bachelor of Music from Mansfield University in 1986, and received a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Arizona State University. While in Arizona, he performed with the Phoenix Symphony, Ballet Arizona, and performed for Mass given by Pope John Paul II in Sun Devil Stadium in 1987.

In 1989, Mark became a member of The United States Army Field Band in Washington D.C. He is currently the band's principal trombonist and a featured soloist. While with the Field Band, he has toured both internationally, and throughout all 50 states. Highlights have included regular performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston Pops under Keith Lockhart, including a nationally televised appearance with the Pops on July 4, 1997.

In 1996, Mark helped to form the Embassy Brass Quintet, an official chamber ensemble within The U.S. Army Field Band. The quintet has established a national reputation of musical excellence. In addition to performing dozens of recitals and masterclasses at major schools of music throughout the United States, the group has performed on live television broadcasts in Detroit and Buffalo, as well as on Good Morning America and at the New York Stock Exchange in June of 2000.

The Embassy Brass Quintet was a guest of the Atlantic Brass Quintet at Tanglewood in 1997 and 1998 where they gave several recitals and coached student brass quintets. They have been featured at the 1997 TUBA Conference, the 1997 Eastern Trombone Workshop, the 1999 International Trombone Festival, the 2000 International Women's Brass Conference, and the 1999 Georgia Brass Quintet Festival at the invitation of Mr. Fred Mills.

Mark is active as a freelance musician, clinician, and adjudicator in the the Baltimore-Washington area, and was a winner of the Baltimore Chamber Music Competition in 1998.

JUDITH SAXTON, a native of Pennsylvania, is currently the Assistant Professor of Trumpet at Wichita State University. She currently performs as Principal trumpet with the Wichita Symphony and the Wichita Brass Quintet, Principal with the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival (VA), and Third/Associate Principal with the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in Greensboro, NC where she also coaches chamber music and teaches.

Ms. Saxton received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mansfield University (PA) where she studied with Michael Galloway, and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with the world-renowned Vincent Cichowicz. The legendary Adolph Herseth was her coach during her four years with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony. She pursued further studies with the famous pedagogue Arnold Jacobs, as well as William Scarlett and Susan Slaughter.

Ms. Saxton was Principal trumpet and Soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra from 1990-1993. She has performed with the Chicago Symphony and CSO Brass Quintet, the Grant Park (IL) Symphony, and Concertante di Chicago. Ms. Saxton freelanced in Chicago for 10 years and has held Principal positions with the Symphonic Pops Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois, South Bend (IN), Metropolis (IL), Illinois Chamber, and Kenosha (WI) symphonies. She was also Principal and Soloist with the Chicago Chamber Orchestra for two seasons.

Ms. Saxton actively promotes chamber music and has been a member of numerous brass quintets. She has performed with the Chicago Chamber Musicians, and toured Japan with the Sierra Brass Quintet. While a member of the Monarch and Millar Brass Ensembles, she recorded for the Koss, Crystal, and Proto labels. Her playing has been broadcast on radio and television stations across the U.S., Russia and Asia. She continues to be an active clinician and recitalist across the U.S., and has presented many concert/clinics and masterclasses in Hong Kong and Japan. Ms. Saxton has taught previously at Illinois Wesleyan and Northeastern Illinois Universities and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Ms. Saxton enjoys traveling, hiking, singing and jazz.

Dr. Harold R. Mortimer is a Weitzenhoffer Endowed Professor of Musical Theatre Performance, Fulbright Scholar (South Africa 2008) and teaches a myriad of musical theatre academic and performance classes for the Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre at The University of Oklahoma. He served as Head of the Musical Theatre program at Ball State University for eight years and also has taught at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) in New York, NY. Harold has given workshops across the country and around the world, and has been on faculty at Tshwane University of Technology (ZA) as visiting scholar/guest artist, presented workshops at the University of Pretoria (ZA), and at Oakfields College in Pretoria, ZA.Harold's director/ music director credits include: Spring Awakening (director, South Africa premiere), Bat Boy, The Musical (South African premiere), Avenue Q;My Fair Lady, Sunday In the Park With George;Anything Goes;Cabaret;The Fantasticks, The Full Monty;The Music Man, Ruthless!, Smokey Joe's Café;Some Enchanted Evening, Songs for a New World, The Sound of Music;Thoroughly Modern Millie; The Wild Party (Lippa);and The World Goes Round. Performance lead role credits include: Company, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Oklahoma!, Carousel, A Grand Night for Singing, My Fair Lady, I Love You, You're Perfect…, Cabaret, Cinderella,and Anything Goes. His former students have appeared in Broadway productions (Allegiance, Dames at Sea, On The Town, Cinderella, In The Heights, West Side Story, Good Vibrations, The Producers, Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Young Frankenstein), the West End (Motown The Musical), national tours (Phantom, Wicked, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Beauty and the Beast, Spamalot), and countless regional theatre, cruise line and theme park productions. He is a Metropolitan Opera Guild Northwest Region finalist, MacAllister Regional winner, Lieber Award finalist and has lead/comprimario role credits in opera and as a concert soloist. He received his Doctorate and Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from the University of Washington and his Bachelor degree in Music Education from Mansfield University (PA).

Douglas C. Orzolek, Ph.D., is Professor of Music, Director of the Graduate Programs in Music Education, the Associate Director of Bands and the Associate Chair of the Music Department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He earned the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, the Master of Education in Music Education degree from Penn State University, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Orzolek's scholarly contributions have been published in the Journal of Band Research, WASBE Research Journal, Contributions to Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Research and Issues in Music Education, Music Educators Journal, UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education and General Music Today. His publications also include several book chapters on assessment, the status of research in music teacher education and secondary general music education including The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education. He has made presentations at several national and international conferences and he has been a guest conductor for state, regional and conference honor band festivals. He also continues to serve as a curriculum consultant to several schools and districts. Dr. Orzolek is a Past-President of the Minnesota Music Educators Association as well as a former MMEA Advocacy Chair. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Band Directors Association, the co-chair of the 2007 Minnesota Arts Education Standards Revision Committee and several other committees related to music education and teacher preparation. Nationally, he is a past chair of the Society for Music Teacher Education, was the local chair for the 2004 NAfME/MENC National Conference and he currently serves on the editorial committee of UPDATE: Applications of Research in Music Education. Prior to his time at UST, he taught instrumental and general music at Vestal High School in Vestal, New York and was the Director of Bands at Thomas Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota. Dr. Orzolek was named to the Minnesota Music Educators' Association Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Thomas Jefferson High School Fine Arts Hall of Fame in 2016. He was named to the Mansfield University Music Alumni Honor Roll in 2002 and received the Mansfield University "Distinguished Young Alumni" Award in 2001. In 2003, the students of St. Thomas named him the "Distinguished Educator of the Year."


Senior Chief Musician KARL SCHULTZ is a native of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelors degree in instrumental performance from Mansfield University, where he studied with Donald A. Stanley and Stephen P. McEuen. MUCS Schultz is a 2011 graduate of the U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island.

MUCS Schultz began his military career in 1993 by joining the Army and serving as the euphonium soloist with The U.S. Continental Army Band, Ft. Monroe, VA. He was featured on the band's compact disc entitled The Spirit of Victory.

In 1996, MUCS Schultz auditioned and was selected for duty with the U.S. Naval Academy Band as euphonium player with the wind ensemble. The United States Naval Academy Band is the oldest band in the United States Navy, the third oldest active duty military band in America, and one of the oldest professional musical organizations in the country. He also performs on trombone in the marching band and ceremonial units. Since joining the band, MUCS Schultz has been the featured soloist with the wind ensemble on several occasions. In addition to his musical duties, he has held the position of Leading Chief Petty Officer of the wind ensemble. He has spent over 10 years working in the band's supply office, where he currently holds the position of Leading Chief.

MUCS Schultz has performed with the Tidewater Winds, the Dominion Brass Band, the Virginia Symphony, and the German Band in "Das Festhaus" at Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. He has been a featured soloist with both the U.S. Army Orchestra and the Brass of the Potomac at the U.S. Army Band's Tuba/Euphonium Conference. He gave the world premiere of David Gaines' Concertino for Euphonium and Concert Band with the Peabody Wind Ensemble. MUCS Schultz has performed on euphonium, baritone, and E-flat tenor horn in the Spires Brass Band, the Atlantic Brass Band, and the Baltimore Area Brass Band of the Salvation Army. MUCS Schultz has been awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Good Conduct Medal (4 awards), Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2 awards), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Navy Expert Pistol Shot Medal.