Education

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Career Accomplishments & Activities

B.S.  Music Education

1956 – Penn State

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M.M.  Music Education

1959 – Penn State

Ed.D.  Music Education

1966 – Penn State

Professional Experiences

1959 – 1960

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Penn State University Graduate Assistant & Asst. Conductor of University Bands

1958 – 1959

Central Dauphin Schools, Harrisburg, PA - Supervisor of Instrumental Music

1956 – 1958

Juniata Joint Schools, Mifflintown, PA - Music Supervisor

1961 – 1992

Clarion University - Professor of Music & Music Education

1993 – present

Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools - Instrumental Music Program Coordinator

Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte - Adjunct Professor

Winthrop University - Associate Conductor - Carolina Wind Orchestra

Catawba College, Salisbury, NC - Artist in Residence and Guest Conductor

1999 – 1999

1993 – 1993

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2000 – 2015

UNIVERISITY DUTIES:

Conductor of University Bands

Music Education Program Coordinator

Administrative Assistant; Clarion State College Music Forensics

Chariman, College Disciplinary Committee

Chairmain, Concert Lecturer Committee

Member of Library, Social, Financial Aid, Centennial, and Presidential Inaugural Committees

Advisor - Psi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity

Advisor & Sponsor for Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma

HONORARY SOCIEITY ACTIVITIES:

Advisor for Student Chapter of Music Educators National Conference

Founder and Director for Summer Band, Majorette, and Colorguard Clinics

Director, Music Education Teacher Program

Director, Annual Stage Band Cavalcade

Member of the Bicentiennial Committee of the School of Education and Human Resources

Faculty Chairman for Advance Clarion: Challenge for the 80's Fund Drive

Member of the Fine Arts Festival Committee

Member of Secondary Education Committee

Member of Jazz Program Committee

Chairman, University State Employee Combined Appeal (United Way) Fund Drive

Member of Program Council Committee of the School of Education and Human Resources

Member, Investment Committee, Clarion University Foundation

Chairman, Student Selection Committee - Governor's School of the Arts

Chairman, PDE Accreditation Committee

Co-Chairman - Fine Arts Festival

Member, Centennial Committee

Member, Advisory Committee - Clarion University Foundation



GRANTS:

Intrumental Music Grants - 17 instruments - $11,500 - to be used in band activites and other related instrumental classes and organizations | King Instrument Co. (1990 - 1992)


Artists-In-Residence - Meck. Area Catholic Schools Education Foundation (2008 - 2016)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Pennsylvania Alliance for Arts Education

Life Member, National Education Association

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Planning Committee 1963-1965

Pennsylvania State Education Association

Phi Beta Mu, National Bandmasters Fraternity

Omicron Delta Kappa, Leadership Honorary Fraternity

Parmi Nous Hat Society, Campus Leadership Honorary Society

Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity

Tau Beta Sigma, National Honorary Band Sorority

Life Member, The Penn State Alumni Association

American Federation of Musicians

National Bandmasters Association

International Military Music Society

Pennsylvania College Band Masters Association

American Bandmasters Association

International Music Festivals - Board of Directors

Clarion Univeristy Foundation - Board of Directors

American Bandmasters Association - Board of Directors

American Band Masters Association Foundation - Board of Directors

North Carolina Music Educators Association

PERFORMANCE ACTIVITIES – UNIVERSITY BANDS FROM 1961 – 1992

368 Marching Band Performances

395 Tour Concerts

105 Campus Concerts

74 Community Concerts

40 Guest Conductors, Soloists, & Performers

12 Commissioned and Premiere Performances

225 Intercolledgiate Band Participants

35 Student Soloists

*High School Marching Band Invitational Program

*Performances in Seven States, Cananda, and Mexico

*Host - Annual Cavalcade of BAnds

*Host - Intermediate Unit Honors Band

*Host - Intercollegiate Band

HONORARY DIPLOMAS:

Diploma de Honor - El Centro de Estudios da la Commiunication Social - 1990

Diploma - La Casa de la Cultra de Acapulco - 1990

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:

Pinecrest County Club - Board of Directors

Clarion Area Schools - Board of Directors

Clarion County Area Vocational Technical School - Board of Directors

Clarion Hospital - Board of Directors

Co-Chairman - 1.25 Million Dollar New Hospital Fund Drive

Clarion Borough Employee Pension Committee - Board of Directors

Chairman, United Way Faculty Fund Drive (1984-1987)

OFFICES HELD:

President - Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, 1976-1978

President - College Band Directors National Association, Eastern Div., 1975-1977

President - Phi Beta Mu, National Bandmasters Association, 1977

Treasurer - Pennsylvania College Bandmasters Association, 1965-1971

PA State Chairman - College Bandmasters Association, 1969-1971

Conference Chairman - PMEA, 1975-1976

Co-Chairman - Clarion Hospital Fund Drive

Vice-President - Clarion Hospital Board of Directors, 1981-1983

President - Pennsylvania College Bandmasters Association, 1983-1984 & 1991-1992

President - Board of Directors - Clarion Area Schools, 1980-1983

President - Board of Directors - Clarion Hospital, 1989-1990

Chairman of the Board - American Bandmasters Association Foundation, 1992-1997

President - American Bandmasters Association, 1998-1999

Chairman of the Board of Directors - American Bandmasters Associaiton - 1999-2000

HONORS:

Honor Graduate,   Nanticoke High School, 1952

Cum Laude Graduate, The Pennsylvania State University, 1956

College Football Centennial Award, 1969

Outstanding Educator of America, 1969

Certificate of Commendation, American Federation of Musicians, 1971

Golden Eagle Student - Alumni Award, 1971

Elected to American Bandmasters Association, 1973

Outstanding Musical Director in United States and Canada, 1976

International Who's Who in Music and Musicians Directory, 1976

Citation of Excellence - National Band Association, 1977

International Who's Who in Music - 1987

Certificate of Exceptional Academic Service - Clarion State College, 1978

Men and Women of Distinction, 2nd Edition, 1980

International Men of Achievement Directory, 1981

Exceptional Academic Service Award - Clarion State College, 1981

Outstanding Bandmaster of Pennsylvania, 1982

Clarion Borough Mayor's Award, 1983

Who's Who in American Music, 1985 - 2007

Distinguished Faculty Award - Clarion Alumni Association, 1986

A. Frank Martin Award - Kappa Kappa Psi, 1986

International Who's Who In Music, 1987

Clarion Borough Mayor's Award, 1991

Distinguished Service to Music Award - Kappa Kappa Psi, 1991

Band Hall at Clarion University Dedicated as "Stanley F. Michalski, Jr. Rehearsal Hall", October 14, 1995

Honorary Life Membership - Pennsylvania Collegiate Bandmasters Association, 2000

Who's Who in America - 2007

Stanley F. Michalski, Jr. Scholarship Established - Clarion University of Pennsylvania - 2011

PUBLICATIONS:

Member: Editorial Board - Brass and Percussion Journal  

"The State of Musicianship, "Notes a Tempo, Vol. 18, No. 1.

"Discipline in the Arts, "The World of Music, Vol. II, No. 1, September, 1968.

Polish Christmas Carols, Mark Music Corporation, 1969.

Student Teaching Handbook, Clarion State College, 1969.

Manual for Hosting Intercollegiate Band Festivals, Clarion State College, 1969.

"Low Brass Performance - Problems and Solutions, " Notes, August, 1970.

"Breathing Concepts in Low Brass Performance," Notes, December, 1970.

"Training the Band Director - Do a Complete Job, " The Instrumentalist, Vol.   XXV, No. 7, February, 1971.

"The Necessity of a Proper Warm-Up Procedure," Notes, March, 1971.

"The Development and Evaluation of a Visual-Aural Program for Self-Instruction   in the Conceptual Understanding of the Basic Elements of Music," Journal of   Research in Music Education, Vol. 19, Spring, 1971.

"Preparing to Teach Music - Specialization vs. Generalization, "Music Educators   Journal, Vol. 59, No. 5, January, 1972.

"The Band Program - An Examination, "The Instrumentalist, Vol. XXVII, No.9,   April, 1973.

"Change Comes Slowly in Red Brick Buildings," Music Educators Journal, Vol. 59,   No. 8, April, 1973.

"The Conductor: A Leader - Teacher - Musician," PMEA News, Vol. 38, No. 2,   January, 1974.

"U.S. Bands Bring Honor and Acclaim - Concert and Marching Performance Abroad,"   Command Performance, Vol. 1, No. 2, November, 1975.

"An Active Role Through Communication and Participation," PMEA News, Vol. 41,   No. 1, November, 1975.

"The State of Music Education," PMEA News, Vol. 42, No. 3, March, 1978.

"The Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival: A Forty-Six Year Annual Event,"   PMEA News, Vol. 58, No. 3, March, 1994.

"The Need For Professional, Musical, and Personal Competencies in the Training   of Future Music Educators," Woodwind World Brass and Percussion, Vol. 17, No. 3,   May-June, 1978.

"Financial and Educational Justification - Instrumental Organizations and   Auxiliary Units," PMEA News, Vol. 45, No.1, November, 1980.

"Financial and Educational Justification - Instrumental Organizations and   Auxiliary Units," Tempo, Vol. 35, No. 2, January, 1981.

"Band Director - School Administrator Relationships," The School Musician   /Director and Teacher, Vol. 52, No. 9, May, 1981.

"Financial and Education and Education Justification - Instrumental   Organizations and Auxiliary Units," Leblanc Bell, Vol. VI, No. 2, Summer, 1981.

"Make Your band Director A Winner," The American School Board Journal, Vol. 168,   No. 12, December, 1981.

"The Best You Can Be: Criteria for Self - Evaluation," Music Educators Journal,   Vol. 70, No. 1, September, 1983.

"The Upcoming Gridiron Extravaganza (A Band Directors Comments and Laments), The   School Musician / Director and Teacher, Vol. 55, No. 10, June, 1984.

"Music Education - A Renewed Responsibility," Triad, Vol. LI, No. 6, May - June   1984.

"Purchasing and Designing Band Uniforms - A Professional Responsibility,"   Standout Newsletter, June, 1984.

"Music In Our Schools - Purpose and Goals," NASSP Bulletin, Vol. 69, No. 478,   February, 1985.

"Commitment - A Necessary Attribute!," PMEA News, Vol. 49, No. 4, May, 1985.

"Musical Learning As A Band Member," The B.A.H.S. Bandwagon, Vol. 1, No. 3,   February, 1988.

"The Concert Band As Part of a Community Partnership," National Band Association   Journal, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, February, 1988.

"Seven Goals, " BANDWORLD, Vol. 3, No. 4, March - April, 1988.

"Verbal Communications in Rehearsals, "Band Digest International, Vol. 1, No. 1,   Fall, 1989.

"Music Ensemble Performance Standards and Accountability," PMEA News, Vol. 55,   No. 1, 1990.

"The Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival: A Forty-Six Year Annual Event," PMEA News, Vol. 59, No. 3, March, 1994.

"Strike Up the Band", Today's Catholic Teacher, Vol. 28, No. 8, April, 1995.

"Suggestions for Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Instrumental Music   Program," DIRECTOR, Vol. 3, No. 1-16, March, 1996.

"Involving Students, Parents, Administrators and Conductors," BANDWORLD, Vol.   11, No. 5, May-July, 1996.

"The Nine P's for Success," BANDWORLD, Vol. 17, No. 1, August-September, 2001.

"Labeling," BANDWORLD, Vol. 19, No. 1, August-September, 2003.

"Symposium Report," World Association of Marching Show Bands. Monza, Italy, July   8, 2003.

"Marching Bands of Tomorrow: In Search for Creative Development Strategies,"   International Symposium, Jeju, Korea, August 11, 2006.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

The Development and Evaluation of a Visual - Aural Program For Self - Evaluation In the Conceptual Understanding of the Basic Elements of Music.

The Evaluation of the Cumulative Effects of Cornet Tones.  College Band Directors National Association Research Committee, Elkhart, Indiana, 1967.

The Investigation of the Predominance of Female Instrumentalist in Certain Sections of the Band, Leblanc National Music Educators Advisory Board, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1967.

A Study of Electronic Pickup and Amplification of Musical Instruments.  College Band Directors national Association Tonal Research Committee, Wichita, Kansas, 1970.

COURSES TAUGHT:

Applied Brass

Applied Piano

Conducting

Harmony

Instrumental Methods

Introduction of Music

Laboratory Jazz Band

Literature and Materials of Music

Marching Band

Marching Band Techniques

Music Appreciation

Music Fundamentals

Percussion Techniques

Keyboard Techniques

Stage Band

Symphonic Band

Teaching Music in the Elementary Grades

Techniques of Teaching Band and Orchestral Instruments

Dr. Stanley F. Michalski, Jr.

Guest Soloists & Conductors – Clarion University Bands

1962 – Rafael Mendez, trumpet

1963 – Robert Lowry, clarinet

1964 – Frank Arsenault, percussion

1964 – Dr. Janes W. Dunlop, conductor

1965 – Warren Covington, trombone

1965 – Donald McCathren, clarinet

1966 – Matty Shiner, trombone

1966 – Roy Burns, percussion

1967 – Vincent Abata, woodwinds

1967 – Rex Mitchell, saxophone

1968 – Fredric Erdman, trumpet

1969 – Rex Mitchell, composer

1969 – William Bell, tuba

1970 – Jack Hall, trumpet

1970 – Warren Mercer, conductor

1971 – Bobby Christian, percussion

1972 – Buddy Baker, trombone

1973 – Ronald Diehl, woodwinds

1973 – Frank Scimonelli, trumpet

1974 – Russell Peck, composer

1976 – Martin Mailman, composer

1977 – Charles Kuliga, vocalist

1978 – Robert Washburn, composer

1979 – Roger Pemberton, clarinet

1980 – James Burden, composer

1981 – Martin Mailman, composer

1982 – Frank Erickson, composer

1983 – Ronal Foster, trombone

1984 – Col. Eugene Allen, composer

1985 – Walter Taylor, clarinet

1986 – Ron Theilman, composer

1987 – James Bittner, trumpet

1987 – Fred Ellsworth, tuba

1987 – Nicholas Sinibaldi, conductor

1988 – Lowell Helpler, tuba

1989 – Michael Formeck, tuba

1989 – Dean Streator, conductor

1990 – Robert Lindahl, trombone

1991 – Col. Eugene Allen, conductor


Commissioned & Premiered Works

1967 – Caprice for Band – Rex Mitchell

1968 – An American Portrait – Rex Mitchell

1974 – Accelerando Boogie – Russell Peck

1976 – Geometrics 5 – Martin Mailman

1978 – Impressions of Cairo – Martin Mailman

1980 – Clarion Concerto – James Burden

1981 – Night Vigil – Martin Mailman

1982 – Heritage Hills – Frank Erickson

1983 – Idlyll for Collegians – Rex Mitchell

1984 – Clarion Call – Eugene Allen

1986 – Crestwinds – Ron Thielman

1991 – Long May it Wave – Sammy Nestico

Dr. Stanley F. Michalski, Jr.

Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Music

& Conductor of Bands