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sjcda sjboda - Westminster Choir College NAfME Collegiate
provide a copy of the music for them. Your
suggestion will be submitted to a committee
for review, to the All-State Band Procedures
for high school solos, and added to the list
if deemed appropriate. The representatives
to the All-State Band Procedures Committee
from Region I are Lewis Kelly, Gregory
Mulford and Mindy Scheierman.
All Band Division details can be
found on the Region website along with
contact information for Matt or Greg. We
look forward to working with all of you
throughout the upcoming year.
SJBODA
South Jersey Band And
Orchestra Directors Association
sjboda.org
O
ur first membership meeting
for this school year will be held
on Wednesday, October 10,
2012. This breakfast meeting will take place
at Seven Star Diner in Sewell at 9:00 am.
Please notify John Stanz (609-457-0590 or
[email protected]) if you are
able to attend. Audition materials will be
available and there will be a vote on updating
our blue book and changing the elementary
honors band instrumentation.
Auditions for the 2013 All South Jersey
Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic
Band and String Ensemble will take place
on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Eastern
Regional HS. John Stanz and Gail Posey will
be our hosts. Applications and directions
are available on our website. Deb Knisely
(Cinnaminson HS) and Chris Adams (Rush
Intermediate School) are our senior high
auditions co-chairs.
Congratulations to Judy Barnett
(Washington Township HS) and Deb Knisely
(Cinnaminson HS) who were selected to
conduct the 2013 String Ensemble and
Symphonic Band respectively. Our 2013
Wind Ensemble conductor is Paul Tomlin
(Clearview Regional HS). We are still waiting
on confirmation for our Orchestra conductor
and a String Coordinator. Nichole Delnero
(Toms River HS South) will continue to be
our High School Band Coordinator.
The South Jersey Band and Orchestra
Directors
Association
offer
many
opportunities for instrumental music teachers
to expand their involvement and expertise
as music educators. We provide excellent
vehicles for professional development
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including conducting and managing our
ensembles. Many teachers have gained
wonderful ideas and strategies by observing
rehearsals and meeting with colleagues. You
can enhance your school music program to
include excellent performing opportunities
for your students and ensembles. We
encourage all music teachers to take
advantage of the wonderful resources offered
by SJBODA this year. Please contact John
Stanz at [email protected] or
609-457-0590 for additional information.
We encourage you to check our website,
which is maintained by Scott McCarron,
(Delsea Regional HS) for the latest SJBODA
updates. www.sjboda.org
We wish everyone an exciting and
successful year.
Joseph Jacobs
Secretary, SJBODA
SJCDA
South Jersey
Choral Directors Association
sjcda.net
T
he South Jersey Choral
Directors Association (SJCDA)
Board of Directors has worked
throughout the summer on the planning of
our activities for the 2012-13 school year.
The slate of officers for the 2012-13 year
is as follows:
Art McKenzie (Overbrook Senior High
School), President;
Dennis Lupchinsky (Lindenwold
Schools), 1st Vice-President and
Coordinator of Choral Festivals;
Michael K. Doheny (Winslow Township
High School), 2nd Vice-President;
Duane Trowbridge (Audubon High
School), Secretary;
Richard M. Smith (retired), Treasurer.
Members at Large for the Board of
Directors, who will be responsible for the
overseeing of our Senior High, Junior
High, and Elementary Choral Festivals are:
Maryann McKenzie, Haddon Township
High School; Nancy Cecilio, Bunker Hill
Middle School; Cheryl Breitzman, Absegami
High School; Hope Knight, William Allen
Middle School; Patricia Allen, Salem Public
Schools; and Shaun Brauer, Salem Middle
School.
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Our festival conductors this year will be
Kahlil Gunther, Woodstown High School
(Senior High Chorus), Pamela Barnes, Egg
Harbor Township High School (Junior High
Chorus), and Lawrence DePasquale, Rowan
University (Elementary).
Junior and Senior High Chorus
auditions will be held Saturday, November
17th. Kahlil Gunther at Woodstown High
School will once again host the auditions.
Thanks very much to Kahlil for always doing
an outstanding job!
Please take note of this year’s Jr/Sr
schedule:
Saturday, December 1 – Rehearsal @
Lenape HS, 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 8 – Rehearsal @
Lenape HS, 1:30 – 5:30 pm (SNOW
DATE)
Saturday, January 5 – Rehearsal @
Lenape HS, 9:00 – 1:00 pm
Thursday, January 10 – Rehearsal @
Rowan University, 9:00 – 1:30 pm
Friday, January 18 – Rehearsal @ Lenape
HS, 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 19 – Rehearsal @
Lenape HS, 9:00 – 1:30 pm (SNOW
DATE)
Friday, January 25 – Rehearsal @ Eastern
HS, 6:00 – 9:30 pm
Saturday, January 26 – Concert @
Eastern HS, 8:00 pm (Call 7:00 pm)
Sunday, January 27 – Concert @ Eastern
HS, 3:00 pm (Call 2:00 pm)
Monday, January 28 – Concert @
Eastern HS, 8:00 pm (Call 7:00 pm)
(SNOW DATE)
The SJCDA Executive Board looks
forward to another exciting year working
with teachers and students of vocal music
throughout South Jersey. Anyone with
questions regarding our organization can
contact Board members through our website,
www.sjcda.net.
Art McKenzie, President
South Jersey Choral Directors Association
Overbrook Senior High School
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IN MEMORIAM
This column salutes the lives and careers of recently departed colleagues. It is the way NJMEA and NJRMEA can express appreciation
for the work that they have done and the lives that they have touched. We mourn their passing and salute their contributions, which
are the basis for music education in the state of New Jersey.
If you know of the passing of any music educator, please contact:
Christine Sezer at 570-756-2961or [email protected]
(Please send obituary notices from your local newspaper concerning music teachers from New Jersey who have passed away.
It is not possible to keep track of all the newspapers in the state and your help is needed.)
Barbara Ann “Bonnie” Balas
William R. Cromie
Barbara Ann “Bonnie” Balas 67 of
North Plainfield died Friday April 13 2012
at Peggy’s House at Center for Hope Hospice
in Scotch Plains. Born in Newark, NJ, Bonnie lived in North Plainfield. She attended
Michigan State University on an early admission after her Junior year in High School.
Bonnie transferred to and graduated from
Boston University with a Bachelor in Music;
major in music education with a minor in
piano. Throughout her career she continued
to further her education through graduate
studies at many different colleges and universities in self designed philosophy of the
Arts in Education. She began her teaching
career after graduation, with the Irvington
School District, as a Music Specialist, Vocal
Music for grades K-8 and special education.
She also worked with the South Orange and
Maplewood school districts as a vocal music
teacher for grades 7&8, a Choral Classroom
Music Specialist, for grades K-6 and special
education. Most recently, Bonnie worked
with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center,
Early Learning Through the Arts Program,
and taught private music lessons. Some of
Barbara’s many accomplishments: New Jersey Teacher of Music Certificate - all levels,
vocal and instrumental; South Orange and
Maplewood Board of Education Recognition of Achievement; Governor’s Award for
Outstanding Teaching. She was a member of
the Music Educators National Conference,
PTA Cultural Arts Advisor, National Education Association, New Jersey Education Association and a member of the South Orange
and Maplewood Education Association.
William Cromie, 73, of Kinnelon, died
Saturday, May 5, 2012. Born in Passaic, NJ
September 12, 1938 Cromie lived in Kinnelon for the past 50 years. He was retired
from 40 years teaching in the Pequannock
School system, as choir director and marching band assistant, Theatre Arts and Humanities teacher. He was the voice of the
Pequannock “Golden Panthers” football
program for 47 years. A lifelong member
of the First Lutheran Church of Clifton,
NJ, Cromie was the longtime director and
member of the church choir. In retirement,
he worked with the Kinnelon school system
custodial staff during the summer. Cromie
graduated from Passaic High School then
attended Montclair State College where he
received a B.A. and M.A.
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Michael E. Culbert
Michael E. Culbert, age 81, of Sewell,
N.J., went home to Heaven on Sunday,
March 25, 2012. He was born in the mountainous area of Molleystown, Pennsylvania, in Schuylkill County on May 8, 1930.
Michael graduated as the Valedictorian of
the Tremont Township High School Class
of 1948. He was the beloved husband of
Esther (nee Straub) for the past 60 years.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in
Music Degree with a minor in History from
West Chester State College in Pennsylvania
in 1951 and Masters (in 1959) and Doctoral Degrees in Music from Temple University
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in Pennsylvania (in 1974). During the Korean War, he was the Enlisted Conductor of
the 47th Infantry Division Band at Camp
Rucker, Alabama. His career was in the field
of music education, which included work in
York, Pennsylvania, Paulsboro High School
in Paulsboro, N.J., Mantua Township Elementary Schools in Gloucester County,
N.J., and Clearview Regional High School
in Mullica Hill, N.J. from 1960-1992. He
was the first teacher hired at Clearview, and
its very first Band Director. Michael composed Clearview High School’s “Alma Mater.” A Scholarship in his name and honor,
sponsored by the Band Auxiliary, has been
awarded to a student choosing to enter
the field of music at every Clearview High
School Graduation ceremony since his retirement in 1992. In 1956, he helped to
organize the Gloucester County Band, and
was its first conductor. He also helped to
organize the first Marching Band Competitions in the late 1960’s in Gloucester County, N.J. He produced outstanding competition Marching Bands at Clearview and
was a Charter Member of the “Tournament
of Bands”. He created many of the shows
himself as well as arranging many pieces of
music for his marching band. He served as
a member of the National Marching Band
Judges Association for 15 years, specializing in “Music Analysis”. He served on the
New Jersey Music Educator’s State Board
for four years as Parliamentarian and Music
Educator’s Representative to the New Jersey
Education Association. In the early 1990’s
he earned the honor of being named one
of three “Distinguished Music Educators”
in the state of New Jersey for that year. He
served as President of the Clearview Education Association for 10 years and Head of
the Music Department for 24 years. In adOCTOBER 2012
dition, he played jazz piano professionally
for 10 years in the 1950’s. In 1989, he was
chosen to be the “Grand Marshall” of the
Mantua Township Parade with a theme of
“Music, Music, Music.” Michael’s career
also included work as Organist and Director of Choirs at St. Paul’s Methodist Church
in Paulsboro, N.J. (1954-1963), St. John’s
Lutheran Church in Westville, N.J. (19631966), and The First Presbyterian Church
in Woodbury Heights, N.J. (1966-1992).
Michael, in the past 10 years was an active
member of the “Salem County Brass Society” in Carney’s Point, N.J. as a trombonist,
associate conductor, arranger of music, and
music librarian.
High School and the Director of the Guidance Department until he retired in 1989.
Carmen was a talented saxophone player,
a professional musician who toured with
various big bands including “The Joe Dale
Orchestra”, “Corky Gale Trio” and the
“Frankie Testa Orchestra”. He was a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 595 where he served on the Executive Board and Vice-President. He was
the Director of the “Red, White and Blue
Band” from 1972-2012. Carmen was a professional accomplished musician, conductor
and saxophone player.
Beatrice Braddock Herring
Joanne Elaine Dixon
Joanne Elaine Dixon, 68, died at the
Somerset Medical Center. Born and raised
in Lancaster Pa., she had resided in Hillsborough for the past thirty four years. Joanne
received her music education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton and
MEd from Trenton State College. Joanne
was an elementary school music teacher for
thirty six years, primarily with the Branchburg School District retiring in 2002. She
conducted the New Jersey Schools Handbell Festival in 1995 and 1996 and was
the recipient of the Excellence in Teaching
award in 1998. Joanne enjoyed her students, ringing handbells, and stitchery. She
was a member of the Montgomery United
Methodist Church.
Carmen Galzerano
Carmen Galzerano, 79 of Vineland
passed away on June 11, 2012. He earned
his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music Education from Temple University, a
Master’s Degree in Student Personnel Services and a Principal’s Certification from
Glassboro State College. He toured Europe
with the 7th Army Jazz Concert Orchestra.
Carmen was a band director, instrumental
music teacher and orchestra director for
Vineland High School from 1958 -1966.
He was a guidance counselor for Vineland
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Beatrice Braddock Herring, 62, transitioned into eternity on Thursday, April 19,
2012, in Chesapeake, Va. Beatrice was born
April 23, 1949, in Ripley, Miss., to the late
Henry I. and Essie B. (Spight) Braddock.
She spent her childhood in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Battle Creek,
Mich. She graduated from Battle Creek
Central High School, Class of 1967, and
was a member of the National Honor Society and the a cappella choir that won a
world championship in the Netherlands in
1967 in her senior year of high school. Beatrice graduated from Michigan State University, Class of 1971, and Central Connecticut
State University. She was a life member of
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and was
initiated into the Delta Zeta Chapter in
1968 at Michigan State University. Beatrice
was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church in Virginia Beach. She was a noon
day devotional leader and a member of the
Golden Agers at the Pleasant Grove Baptist
Church. Beatrice was a former member,
deaconess and choir director of the Greater
Abyssinian Baptist Church, in Newark, N.J.
She was also a former member and pianist
at the Washington Heights United Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Mich. where her
parents were charter members. Beatrice was
a former vocal music teacher in the Newark,
N.J., school system, where she taught for 31
years, mostly at Barringer High School. She
retired in 2003. Beatrice was also a former
choral director of the Newark (N.J.) All-City
Choir and a former adjunct professor of music at Kean College in New Jersey.
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Sanford W. Knoller
Sanford W. Knoller, 86, of Bluffton,
S.C., passed away peacefully on July 1,
2012. Sanford, a graduate of NYU and
Fordham University, was a music teacher in
Garwood, N.J., for 28 years.
Rudolph Victor Kreutzer
Rudolph Victor Kreutzer, 89, of Toms
River passed away on Saturday, April 28,
2012 at Green Acres Manor in Toms River,
NJ. Rudy was born on June 10, 1922 in
Elizabeth, NJ, the son of John and Mary
Kreutzer. He graduated fromThomas Jefferson High School, Elizabeth in 1940, where
he played the French horn, composed the
school fight song and made the Elizabeth
All-City baseball team as a second baseman.
He served in the US Army as a sergeant
in WW2, landing on Omaha Beach in June
1944. He was a highly decorated battle
veteran with a 5-battle star, a member of
the VFW and VBOB (Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge). After the war he attended
NYU as a French horn major, graduating
with a BS in Music Education. He married
the love of his life, Walburga Victoria Drexler in June 1953. They moved to Wichita,
KS where he taught music at Wichita public schools and received a Masters Degree
in Music Education at Wichita State University. During this time Rudy was a Chief
Warrant Officer in the Army Reserve and
conducted the 89th Division Army Band.
He stayed in the Army Reserve until 1964.
Moving back east in ‘55, Rudy taught music
in Glen Cove High School on Long Island,
NY for one year before moving to Florham
Park, NJ as Director of Music for Hanover
Park High School in East Hanover for 9
years. During his tenure there HPHS had
an award-winning marching band capturing the state championship multiple times.
In 1964 he became Administrator of Music, K-12 in the South Orange-Maplewood
school system, staying there for 21 years.
While there, he conducted the Columbia
High School orchestra, sending the most
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ern orchestra. Rudy was very active in the
NJ All-State band and orchestra programs
and served as NJ Music Educators Association (NJMEA) President from 1969-1971.
From 1958-69 Rudy conducted the American Legion Jersey Boys State Band. He also
conducted the professional Union County
Symphony Orchestra and was a member
of the American Federation of Musicians.
Rudy taught French horn and brass privately, sending many students to distinguished
college and professional careers. He was on
the Board of Directors at the Essex County
Summer Music School through much of
the 1960’s and 70’s. Throughout his professional career Rudy continued his education, taking classes at various universities
including Rutgers and Fairleigh Dickinson.
He achieved his Fellowship and had only to
complete his thesis to achieve his Doctorate
in Music Education. Upon his retirement
in 1985, Rudy was recognized by President
Reagan for his contributions to music education. In 1996 Rudy and Wally moved to
the Lake Ridge community in Toms River.
During his retirement he played French
horn in the Georgian Court Symphony and
conducted the Crestwood Symphonette for
11 years.
John Mayurnik
John Mayurnik, 71, of Waldwick, passed
away peacefully on August 7, 2012. John
was born in Paterson on July 24, 1941 to
John and Mary (nee Klimkovsky). He was
a lifelong music teacher, including 28 years
with the Rutherford Board of Education.
He taught music until 2012, most recently
in Upper Saddle River. His other passions
included flying and running. He was a private pilot and enjoyed flying out of Lincoln
Park Airport. He also completed five NYC
marathons.
Joan Catherine Egan Meitzler
Joan Catherine Egan Meitzler passed
away the morning of Friday, June 15, 2012,
at the St. Joseph Mercy Hospital with her
family by her side. She was 82 years of age.
Joan was born November 2, 1929, in AllenTEMPO
town, Pennsylvania, to the parents of Florentius Joseph Egan and Catherine Veronica Moessner Egan. She obtained her B.S.
in Music Education at West Chester State
Teachers College and was a music teacher
in the Allentown public school system and
was an accompanist for the Women Teachers Chorus. In June of 1953, she married
Allen H. Meitzler, also of Allentown, and
supported the newlywed household while
Allen worked towards his Ph.D. In 1954,
she received her permanent teacher certification in Allentown. In 1955, Joan earned a
Master’s Degree in Education from Lehigh
University and shortly thereafter began a
productive and rich professional music affiliation lasting 18 years as a piano accompanist and organist for the Masterwork Chorus of Morristown, New Jersey, where the
couple had moved to months earlier. The
Masterwork Chorus performed in many
notable venues, including New York’s Town
Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Philharmonic
Hall. While she was with the Masterwork
Chorus, she enjoyed hosting her colleagues
at festive lasagna dinners in the New Jersey
family home that were a collaborative effort
of several gourmands in the company. Joan’s
love and knowledge of liturgical music led
her to take on multiple music positions over
time, including principal organist, cantor
and choir director during the years of 1969
to 1973 at the Church of the Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Morristown;
organist and later principal organist at St.
Francis of Assisi Church in Ann Arbor from
1974 until the mid 1980s; and a guest organist at various Ann Arbor area Catholic
churches. Joan was a member of the American Guild of Organists, the American Association of University Women, the American
Federation of Musicians Local #177, and
the National Association of Pastoral Musicians. In 1970, she joined the Third Order
Franciscans. Joan was a devout Catholic
throughout her life and eventually became
a minister of the Eucharist at University of
Michigan Medical Center and at St. Francis of Assisi Church. She was also a chaplain volunteer at the University of Michigan
Mott Children’s Hospital and at St. Joseph
Mercy Hospital. She would also later join
the Secular Order of the Franciscans, serving as a Fraternity Lay Minister and Area
Minister for St. John the Baptist Province.
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Walter F. Moore
Walter F. Moore, 80, of Hendersonville, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012
at the “Elizabeth House” after a long battle
with pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in
Virginia to the late Raymond Moore and
Gladys Britt. He was a graduate of the University of West Virginia, where he received
his Master of Music degree in 1959. He
recently retired as co-director of the Hendersonville Community Band and in addition to his award winning high school
band program, he served in adjunct faculty
positions at both Trenton State College and
Farleigh Dickenson University. He was in
demand as a guest conductor and adjudicator of concert and marching band festivals
and competitions in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and South Carolina.
He received numerous honors throughout
his career; he was elected National President of the ASBDA in 1979 and appeared
in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”
in 1992. Among his awards, he will receive
the Lifetime Achievement Award from the
New Jersey Music Education Association
posthumously.
Raymone Herbert Op’t Hof
Raymond Herbert Op’t Hof, age 82,
passed away March 18 with his family at his
bedside. Op’t Hof was a retired choral music
teacher. Raymond Op’t Hof was born May
16, 1929 in Wallington, New Jersey, the
youngest of 10 children. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Geraldine Den Bleyker
and William Op’t Hof. Raymond graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in music from
Westminster College in Pennsylvania and
received his Masters of Music at Columbia
University in New York. He was the Choral
Music Director at Central Regional High
School for 30 years. Raymond served in the
United States Navy for 4 years and was honorably discharged. He was the first director
of the barbershop chorus in Toms River. He
was the choir director at St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church in Beachwood for 47 years.
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K. Michael Skwarlo
K. Michael Skwarlo, a long time band
director at Mainland Regional HS died
August 11th, after putting up a heroic
fight with Alzheimer’s. Skwarlo will long
be remembered by the Mainland community for his marching bands of the 70’s &
80’s. Skwarlo retired from teaching in 1995
and founded the Atlantic Pops, a successful community band in Egg Harbor Twp.
From the Mainland Bands past & present…
thank you for memories and the proud traditions K. Michael.
for 16 years. He was also an adjunct professor of Music Recording and Technology at
Rowan University for 15 years. His choirs
achieved many honors and awards. He was
the conductor of the All South Jersey Senior
High Chorus, a member of All State Chorus
as a student vocalist and a contributing high
school director. He was a member of the
South Jersey Choral Directors Association.
As a student, Thomas was also a member of
All Eastern Honors Chorus. Thomas spent
many years as a professional keyboard player and vocalist for several well-known local
bands. In his spare time he enjoyed producing professional recordings for many musicians throughout the tri-state area. He also
served as the Former Manager of the “Music
Place” in Berlin, NJ.
Thomas W. Traub
Thomas W. Traub, 56, of Williamstown, NJ died on June 9, 2012. Born
in Woodbury and raised in Pitman, NJ,
Thomas devoted his life to the pursuit of
excellent music and music education. After
earning a Bachelor’s of Music at Glassboro
State College (Rowan University), Thomas
later earned a Masters of Music and Composition at Temple University. He was pursuing
a PhD in Music Education and Conducting at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
Thomas was the Choral Conductor and Vocal Music Director at Lenape High School
Anthony Tucker
Anthony Tucker, 54, of Irvington, N.J.,
passed away on July 9, 2012. Born in Newark, N.J., Anthony worked for the Hillside
Board of Education as a music teacher at
the Walter O’Krumbiegel (W.O.K.) Middle
School.
Bucknell
Robert M. Whittemore
Robert M. Whittemore, 83, of 6 Amadeus Drive, Laconia, NH died, after a battle
with cancer, on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at
his home with his family by his side. Bob
was born July 17, 1928 in Malden, MA, the
son of Albert W. Whittemore and Marjorie G. (Morrison) Whittemore. He resided
in Ridgewood, New Jersey for several years
before moving to Laconia eighteen years
ago. Bob served in the U.S. Navy. He was
a music teacher in the Ridgewood, New
Jersey Public School System for thirty-five
years, retiring in June, 1988. Music was his
career and one of his main interests in life.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Boston University, he also attended Doctoral classes at New York University.
He taught choral music at Ridgewood High
School in New Jersey and instrumental music in their grade school system. He was selected to lead the New Jersey All-State Choir
during his early years at Ridgewood. He
was choir director for the First Presbyterian
Church for many years. Bob was a communicant of St. Andre Bessette Parish. Among
his many hobbies were photography, fishing, genealogy research and counted cross
stitch. An avid sailor, he and his first wife,
Connie, spent over ten winters cruising the
Bahamas.
expressive performance
creative improvisation
discovery and invention
cultural and historical analysis
Bachelor of Music in:
Performance
Composition
Music Education
Bachelor of Arts
www.bucknell.edu/music
“Creative risk-taking is a hallmark of studying music at Bucknell; it’s exciting — and just a little bit dangerous.”
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NJMEA 2012-2013 Board of Directors
Executive Board
Appointed Members
President, Keith Hodgson
Mainland Regional HS
[email protected]
609-317-0906
Administration
Ronald Dolce
Retired
[email protected]
732-574-0846
Corporate Development
Past-President, William McDevitt
Advocacy
Nick Santoro
Retired
[email protected]
732-246-7223
Higher Education
Larry DePasquale
Rowan University
[email protected]
856-256-4896
Band Festivals/Classroom Music
Nancy Clasen
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
[email protected]
973-766-5343
Music Industry
Ron Beaudoin
Music & Arts Center
[email protected]
215-620-1484
Band Performance
Albert Bazzel
Winslow Twp. Middle School
[email protected]
856-358-2054
Opera Festival
Stevie Rawlings
Paramus High School
[email protected]
201-261-7800 x3069
Choral Festivals
Orchestra Festivals/Performance
Susan Meuse
Hammarskjold Middle School
[email protected]
732-613-6890
Chorus Performance
Kathy Spadafino, Retired
[email protected]
732-613-6969
Retired Music Educators
Christine Sezer
Retired
[email protected]
570-756-2961
CJMEA
President, Andrew Veiss
So. Plainfield Middle School
[email protected]
908-754-4620 x378
Chorus/Orchestra/Jazz
Joseph Cantaffa
Howell High School
[email protected]
732-919-2131
Urban Music Initiative
Suzanne M. Kane
West Side High School
[email protected],nj.us
SJCDA
President, Art McKenzie
Overbrook High School
[email protected]
856-767-8000 x3044
Collegiate Chapters
Rick Dammers
Rowan University
[email protected]
Vineland High School
[email protected]
856-794-6800 x2539
President-Elect, Joseph Jacobs
Ventnor Middle School
[email protected]
609-487-7900
Executive Secretary-Treasurer
Deborah Sfraga
Ocean Township Schools
[email protected]
732-686-1316
Communications
(TEMPO/Web)
Thomas A. Mosher, Retired
[email protected]
732-367-7195
Region Executive Members
NJSMA
President, Michael Kallimanis
Waldwick Middle School
[email protected]
201-370-0423
SJBODA
President, John Stanz
Eastern Regional High School
[email protected]
856-784-4441
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Conferences
Marie Malara
Sayreville Middle School
[email protected]
732-525-5290
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NJMEA RESOURCE PERSONNEL
Area of Responsibility
Name
Email Address
Administrative Matters .....................................................Keith W. Hodgson ..[email protected]mac.com
All-State Band Coordinator ...............................................Donna Cardaneo.......................................................... [email protected]
All-State Chorus, Orchestra & Jazz Coordinator.................Joseph Cantaffa ................................................. [email protected]
All-State COJ Committee...................................................... Dick Smith ......................................................... [email protected]
All-State COJ Committee......................................................Jack Roland........................................................ [email protected]
Association Business ........................................................... Deborah Sfraga ............................................................ [email protected]
Band Procedures Chair ........................................................Matthew Spatz [email protected]burn.org
Choral Procedures Chair.................................................. Kathleen Spadafino ....[email protected]aol.com
Collegiate Student Volunteer Coordinator ............................Michael Saias ..[email protected]hotmail.com
Composition Contest ........................................................Robert Frampton [email protected]cast.net
Jazz Procedures Chair ............................................................ Jeff Kunkel ....[email protected]comcast.net
Marching Band Festival Chair ............................................. Nancy Clasen .................................................... [email protected]
Membership ....................................................................... Deborah Sfraga ............................................................ [email protected]
Middle/Jr. High School Band Festival .................................... Chris Pinto ...................................................... [email protected]
Middle/Jr. High School Choral Festival ............................ Larry De Pasquale .................................................... [email protected]
MIOSM .............................................................................. Nancy Clasen .................................................... [email protected]
NJMEA Historian ................................................................Nick Santoro...[email protected]quixnet.net
NJMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival ...................................... Nancy Clasen ..................................................... [email protected]
NJMEA State Conference Exhibits Chair ............................ Nancy Clasen ..................................................... [email protected]
NJ Society for General Music .............................................. Nancy Clasen .................................................... [email protected]
NJMEA State Conference Committee ................................. Ron Beaudoin [email protected]arts.com
NJMEA State Conference Manager ......................................Marie Malara ............................................................ [email protected]
NJMEA/ACDA Honor Choirs ........................................... Deborah Mello .......[email protected]nac.net
NJMEA Summer Conference .............................................Joseph Akinskas............................................. [email protected]
November Convention-NJEA.............................................. Nancy Clasen ................................................... [email protected]
Opera Festival Chair ........................................................... Stevie Rawlings ............................................... [email protected]
Orchestra Procedures Chair .................................................. Susan Meuse ..................................................... [email protected]
Research ......................................................................Carol Friers[email protected]wpunj.edu
Students with Special Needs ............................................... Maureen Butler [email protected]mtlakes.org
Supervisor of Performing Groups ............................................ Joe Jacobs ........[email protected]veccnj.org
Tri-M.................................................................................. Keith Hodgson [email protected]ac.com
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American Choral Directors Association ................................................................................................................................................
Governor’s Awards for Arts Education ................................ Stevie Rawlings ............................................... [email protected]
NJ Association for Jazz Education.......................................... Jeff Kunkel ........................................................... [email protected]
NAfME .............................................................................. Keith Hodgson [email protected]ac.com
Music Industry .................................................................... Ron Beaudoin [email protected]arts.com
NJ Music Administrators Association .....................................Ron Dolce.............................................................. [email protected]
NJ Retired Music Educators Association ............................. Christine Sezer ......................................................... [email protected]
NJ TI:ME........................................................................... Rick Dammers ....................................................... [email protected]
Percussive Arts Society ........................................................ Dominic Zarro [email protected]line.net
COMMUNICATION SERVICES/PUBLIC RELATIONS
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Editor - TEMPO Magazine ............................................. Thomas A. Mosher [email protected]jmea.org
Web Master (njmea.org) .................................................. Thomas A. Mosher [email protected]jmea.org
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