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Music Alumni Honor Roll



JAMES DUNLOP - 1935

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, [ more... ]

ARTHUR REDNER - 1939

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, [ more... ]

PERRY H. YAW - 1940

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. [ more... ]

CARL COSTENBADER - 1940

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 [more... ] 

JOHN BAYNES - 1940

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 [ more... ]
 

NELSON SICKLER - 1941

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, [ more... ]
 

NUMA J. SNYDER - 1942

NUMA J. SNYDER received a BS in Public School Music from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1942 and M Ed with a major in Music Education from Penn State University in 1954. Numa taught at Union City Public Schools, Union City, PA [ more... ]
 

LILLIAN BRACE BOWSER - 1943

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 [ more... ]
 

JACK WILCOX - 1947

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 [ more... ]
 

BENJAMIN HUSTED - 1947

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. [ more... ]
 

ROBERT STOWE - 1947

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 3 years, Ambler, PA for 19 years and at Highland Park, NJ for 15 years. While at [ more... ]
 

HOWARD C. WILLIAMS - 1950

HOWARD C. WILLIAMS received his BS 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 [ more... ]
 

RICHARD THORNE - 1952

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 [ more... ]
 

DONALD E. GREENE - 1951

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. [ more... ]
 

JOSEPH W. GEYER - 1951

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 [ more... ]
 

HARLEY REX - 1952

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 [ more... ]
 

NEIL SLATER - 1952

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 [ more... ]
 

GERALD DARROW - 1953

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 [ more... ]
 

ROBERT SHEWAN - 1953

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 [ more... ]
 

LUTHER HOFFMAN - 1953

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 [ more... ]
 

MARCEAU MYERS - 1954

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 [ more... ]
 

PAUL LARSON - 1954

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 [ more... ]
 

CYRIL M. STRETANSKY - 1957

CYRIL M. STRETANSKY graduated from Mansfield University in 1957, where he received his Bachelor of Sceince Degree in Music Education. Cyril received his Master of Music Education from Temple University. He is presently Professor of Music at [ more... ]
 

WILLIAM R. BROCKLEBANK - 1957

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, Warren, [ more... ]
 

RALPH VERRASTRO - 1958

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 [ more... ]
 

TONY STUDD - 1959

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 [ more... ]
 

ROBERT J. GAROFALO - 1960

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. [ more... ]
 

FRANCIS M. MARCINIAK - 1960

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 [ more... ]
 

ALBERT JAMES NACINOVICH - 1960

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 [ more... ]
 

KIRK M. DUNKLEE - 1961

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, [ more... ]
 

PORTER EIDAM - 1961

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 [ more... ]
 

VINCENT LAWRENCE - 1963

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  [ more... ]
 

ANN WEAVER SCHOOLEY - 1964

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 [ more... ]
 

DR. FLORENTINO J. CAIMI - 1964

DR. FLORENTINO J. CAIMI received 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, [ more... ]
 

JOHN H. SCHOOLEY - 1965

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 [ more... ]
 

SUSAN T. RUSH - 1965

SUSAN T. RUSH graduated from Mansfield in 1965 and received her M.F.A. in Acting/Directing from the University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, in 1987. Her major field of expertise is acting/directing as teacher, director, and actress; additional field [ more... ]
 

HAROLD F. MCAULLIFFEE - 1966

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 [ more... ]
 

LAWRENCE HUNTLEY - 1966

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 [ more... ]
 

DAVID SMITH - 1967

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 [ more... ]
 

JAMES DALE - 1969

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 [ more... ]
 

DENNIS W. RITZ - 1969

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 [ more... ]
 

ALEXANDER SIDOROWICZ - 1969

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 [ more... ]
 

KIMBER BILLOW - 1970

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 [ more... ]
 

GEORGE WILLIAM WOLFE - 1970

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 [ more... ]
 

JONATHAN E. GOOD - 1971

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 [ more... ]
 

JANET L. HERRICK - 1971

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 [ more... ]
 

NANCY APPLIN PIERCE- 1972

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 [ more... ]
 

MARGARET SPEARLY BAUER - 1973

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 [ more... ]
 

LEE COPENHAVER - 1974

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 [ more... ]
 

JOSEPH PAUL SCARTELLI - 1974

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 [ more... ]
 

O. DAVID DIETZ - 1974

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 [ more... ]
 

NORMAN K. WILEY - 1974

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 [ more... ]
 

PATRICIA KOSTEK - 1974

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 [ more... ]
 

THOMAS JONES - 1977

THOMAS JONES graduated in the Music Education curriculum 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 [ more... ]
 

DANIEL NEVIUS - 1977

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 [ more... ]
 

WILLIAM CUTTER - 1978

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 [ more... ]
 

MARK HARTMAN - 1978

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 [ more... ]
 

LAURA D. LOVICH - 1978

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 [ more... ]
 

MARK (JOHNSON) REHNSTROM - 1979

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 [ more... ]
 

DEBORAH A. SHELDON - 1980

DEBORAH A. 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 [ more... ]

BRIAN DIX - 1982

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. [ more... ]
 

RICHARD GOOD - 1983

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 [ more... ]
 

MARK A. BOWLING - 1986

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 [ more... ]
 

JUDITH SAXTON - 1986

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 [ more... ]
 

DOUGLAS C. ORZOLEK - 1989

DOUGLAS C. ORZOLEK, Ph.D., received the Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in 1989, the Master of Education in Music Education degree from Penn State University in 1993, and the Doctor of [ more... ]

KARL SCHULTZ - 1992

Senior Chief Musician Karl Schultz is a native of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance from Mansfield University, where he studied with Donald A. Stanley and Stephen P. McEuen. [ more... ]