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Music educator

Joel Robert Smales, music educator. Certified Music Teacher New York, 1998. Member of NYSBDA, Music Educators National Conference, NYSSMA, Music Educators National Conference, Percussive Arts Society.

Background

Smales, Joel Robert was born on June 8, 1967 in Binghamton, New York, United States. Son of Robert and Karen Smales.

Education

Bachelor of Music, State University of New York Potsdam Crane School of Music, 1985—1989. Master of Music, Binghamton University, 1989—2001.

Career

Percussionist Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, Binghamton, New York, since 1993. Principal percussion Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra, 2003. Director of bands Binghamton High School, since 1997, Binghamton High School Rod Serling School of Arts, since 1997.

Nys vice president Percussive Arts Society, since 2004. Percussion chair New York State School Music Association, since 2004, music adjudicator, since 1995, percussion chair, since 2004, music adjudicator, since 1991.

Achievements

  • Certified Music Teacher New York, 1998.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author (with Doctor Steven Porter): Teaching Music at the Secondary Level. Composer: Linear Drumming, Warm Ups and Mind Reading for the Smart Percussionist, percussion solos, ensembles, method books. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of NYSBDA, Music Educators National Conference, NYSSMA, Music Educators National Conference, Percussive Arts Society.

Connections

Married Athena Ficchi, June 9, 1990. Children: Jacob, Nathan, Mariah, Elaina.

father:
Robert Smales

mother:
Karen Smales

spouse:
Athena Ficchi

child:
Jacob Smales

child:
Nathan Smales

child:
Mariah Smales

child:
Elaina Smales