Title: Music Teacher
Company: Department of Music, West County Community College
Location: Levittown, Pennsylvania, United States
Brandon T. Hartz, Adjunct Staff at the Department of Music of West County Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in music education.
Showing talent and motivation early on, and being generally encouraged to pursue his career goals, Mr. Hartz is a music teacher at West County Community College in Pennsylvania. He began his career playing bass trombone in the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic, and principal trombone with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and the Bryn Athyn Orchestra. He then joined the orchestra at the Spoleto Festivals in Charleston, South Carolina, from 1977 to 1978 and in 1980, and worked as a freelance musician in the New York metropolitan area from 1979 to 1981. He also found success as a principal trombonist with the Shreveport Symphony from 1981 to 1982 and music teacher with Bordentown Regional Schools from 1985 to 2010. Today, Mr. Hartz is a member of the adjunct staff at Arcadia University since 2012 and Bucks County Community College since 2013, as well as a freelance musician in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 1972.
Prior to the start of his career, Mr. Hartz pursued a formal education at the Juilliard School in New York, where he attained a Bachelor of Music in 1979 and a Master of Music in 1980. He then attended Trenton State College, now known as the College of New Jersey, in Ewing Township, earning a Master of Education in 1990. Additionally, he is certified to teach K-12 music in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, as well as K-6 classroom studies in New Jersey. Outside of his primary trade, Mr. Hartz maintains involvement with the National Education Association, the International Trombone Association, the American Federation of Musicians, the U.S.S. Yorktown CV-10 Association and the National Association for Music Education. The recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, he was awarded the Elsie and Walter W. Naumburg Award and the Juilliard Alumni Association Award. He was also selected for inclusion in the third edition of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America and the first through third editions of Who’s Who in Entertainment.
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