Asst. Band Director and Asst. Orchestra Director

Dan Musacchio

Dan Musacchio
Assistant Band Director / Assistant Orchestra Director

Mr. Dan Musacchio is entering his first year as an Assistant Band Director and Assistant Orchestra Director at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. He will work with the non-varsity bands and orchestras at Johnson, assist with the full orchestra, and assist with the marching band. Mr. Musacchio recently served as the Orchestra Director at Bridgewater-Raritan High School in Bridgewater, N.J., where he spent two years growing the program from two to three curricular orchestras, began the Orchestra Parents Association, and performed at the Music for All National Festival in Indianapolis, Ind. Prior to working at Bridgewater-Raritan, Mr. Musacchio also taught elementary through high school instrumental and general music in New Jersey and Maryland.

Mr. Musacchio attended the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland where, at the latter, he received two Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance (with a concentration in bassoon) and Music Education. Since graduating, he has performed with the Eastern Wind Symphony, a semi-professional wind ensemble based in Princeton, N.J. While Mr. Musacchio was a member of the group, the Eastern Winds received and invitation to and performed at the 2015 Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, Ill.

In addition to his orchestra and performance background, Mr. Musacchio has experience working with several marching bands as a visual and percussion instructor. These bands have competed both in USBands and Bands of America Competitions.

A unique blending of the worlds, Mr. Musacchio is excited to serve in this inaugural combined position at CTJ, helping to raise the level of both the band and orchestra programs on campus.

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