Career Accomplishments & Activities
B.S. Music Education
1956 – Penn State
M.M. Music Education
1959 – Penn State
Ed.D. Music Education
1966 – Penn State
1959 – 1960
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
2000 – 2015
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
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)
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
Diploma de Honor - El Centro de Estudios da la Commiunication Social - 1990
Diploma - La Casa de la Cultra de Acapulco - 1990
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)
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
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
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.
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.
Introduction of Music
Laboratory Jazz Band
Literature and Materials of Music
Marching Band Techniques
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