Title: Retired Music Educator
Location: Pine City, New York, United States
Vincent Stepulis, Retired Music Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Mr. Stepulis transformed his passion for music into a career in educating others in the value of the artistic medium. Along with tuba and bass horn, which are his two main instruments, he also specialized in brass instruments, percussion, and the upright bass viola. He was set on his path to teach thanks to a scholarship he received for his disability, which allowed him to attend college. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in music education from Mansfield State College (now Mansfield University) in 1955. In 1962, Mr. Stepulis acquired a Master of Science in music education from Ithaca College. In 1950, Mr. Stepulis joined the American Federation of Musicians. He worked as a music educator in Elmira, NY from 1957 to 1987. Though retired from teaching, he remains the passionate owner of The Big S Music, an endeavor he has worked in since 1980.
Out of his many career achievement, one that stands out for Mr. Stepulis is his long tenure as president of Penn Del Mor D.C. Conference for 15 years. His dedication to it was motivated by improving the conditions for musicians and spreading the word. He is also proud of owning his business. In addition, hearing back from his former students about the role he played in their lives by teaching music is another career achievement he highly considers. Mr. Stepulis has a longstanding affiliation with the New York State Conference of Musicians and the American Federation of Musicians. He was recently recognized with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.
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