Alan Mandel



To teach students the enjoyable experiences in performing, writing, and listening to music of all different types. I would like to conduct various ensembles, as well as write for those groups, and teach music lessons on various instruments as well as perform both in and out of the school location.



2007 Tidewater Tech Online(Centura College) , VA , currently taking courses in Computer Network Management, anticipating receiving an AA degree in August 2009. All online coursework.

2005 CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan, New York

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts), Jazz Performance (woodwinds),Arranging/Composition

1989 Queens College, CUNY, Flushing, New York

M.A. in Jazz Performance

Studies with: Jimmy Heath, Jimmy Owens, Slide Hampton, Cecil Bridgewater.

4.0 Grade Point Average


1976 to 1978

State University of New York at Potsdam

Graduate coursework in Music History and Literature (30 graduate credits) and completed the requirements for New York State Teaching Certificate.


1976 State University of New York at Oswego

B.A. in Music



1995 Induction into Phi Sigma Eta Honor Society at Five Towns College

1976 Most Outstanding Music Student; award presented by the music faculty at SUNY Oswego   

1975 Winner of the First Annual Music Scholarship at SUNY Oswego



Currently: {as of July 2008}
Teaching music lessons in three music stores to include:
Mainline Music, EastLake Music, Music and Arts, these were half hour lessons on a one to one basis on all band instruments, as well as piano, guitar, bass guitar and banjo.

Teaching jazz improvisation and jazz theory to saxophone students as an adjunct professor, at Hobart and Willam Smith College, on a semester basis.

May 2003 to Present
Teaching students in their own homes, once a week, for half hour lessons.

September 2004 to June 2005
Teaching a music part of an after school program in Romulus Central Schools, Romulus, NY. Also became Assistant Director of the program, scheduling activities, concerts, family dinners, homework help,etc. to students from 4th through 12th grade.

April 2000 to May 2003

Murphy’s Music Store - Huntington, NY

Taught private lessons to all age students, 30 mins. each, once a week.

Taught Brass, Woodwind, String and Piano Lessons.

Approximately 40 lessons a week from 4 – 9PM.


Fall 1993 to May 2003

Five Towns College

Dix Hills, New York


Promoted to Professor from Associate Professor (2000)

Director of Instrumental Ensembles

Director of Online Courses/Long Distance Learning – using Blackboard, E-Learning, and Jenzabar software

Promoted to Associate Professor (1995) from Assistant Professor

Formed and conducted the stage band, numerous small jazz ensembles. The stage band performed at Carnegie Hall and the Hotel Roosevelt.


Accompanied various shows and functions, as well as, performing in several faculty recitals.

Taught courses in the following areas:

Keyboard skills

Sight singing


Private lessons – ALL woodwinds

Ear training

Theory, Arranging and Composition

Music History and Appreciation


1980 to 1993

South Huntington Schools, South Huntington, New York

Instrumental Instructor, Rehearsal Pianist, Musical Theater

Arranger/Conductor/Composer (Summer Music Program)

Taught band instruments to beginning and advanced students, accompanied musical presentations, arranged, composed, and conducted musical theater performances.


1968 to present

Private Music Teacher

Taught private music lessons, in the following areas: flutes, double reeds,

single reeds, guitar, piano, arranging/composing, theory, jazz improvisation.


Fall 1992 to Spring 1993

Catholic Schools Music Service, Syosset, New York

Music Teacher

Taught instrumental music at various private elementary schools including: lessons, and conducted concert band rehearsals.


Summer 1992

USDAN Camp for the Performing Arts - Wheatley Heights, N.Y.

Accompanist / Pit Orchestra Director

Accompanied various musical shows on various keyboards, conducted and arranged music for a small pit orchestra.


1989 to 1992

 Suffolk Community College - Ammerman Campus, Selden, N. Y.

Taught the following courses:

Sight-singing I and II

Music Fundamentals

Piano I

"The American Musical"

Assisted and performed with Concert Band, Chamber Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble.


1983 to 1987

Merrick Public Schools, Merrick, New York

Elementary School Band/Orchestra Director

Instrumental (woodwinds, brass, percussion, strings) instruction for

Elementary (grades 4-6) students, accompanied various shows and performances on piano.


1982 to 1983

Sacred Heart School, Merrick, New York

Instrumental Instructor (grades 4-8)

Taught one day per week band instruments to beginners and advanced students.


1980 to 1983

St. Joseph's School, Hewlett, New York

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt, New York

Instrumental Instructor

Taught one day per week, in each school, band instruments to beginners and advanced students. (grades 4 – 8)


1980 to 1981

Franklin Elementary School, Hewlett, New York

Instrumental Instructor

Taught violin (Suzuki Method) to kindergarten students.


1978 to 1983

Harborfields School District, Greenlawn, New York

Half Hollow Hills School District, Dix Hills, New York

Commack School District, Commack, New York

Elwood School District, East Northport, New York


Substitute Music Teacher

Taught band, orchestra, vocal, and general music. Taught at all levels of public school: elementary, junior, and senior high. (grades 4-12)


1977 North Syracuse School District, North Syracuse, New York

North Syracuse Central High School

Roxboro Junior High School

Student Teacher


Taught instrumental lessons, conducted concert and marching bands, formed and conducted jazz band. (grades 7-12)


1975 State University of New York at Oswego


Taught woodwind class consisting of college age beginners on all woodwind instruments.



1975 to 1998

 Hal Hoffman Orchestra

Multi-woodwind soloist and Musical Director


Played and arranged for band (19 piece dance band).


Performed with such artists as: Sol Yaged, Patrice Munsel, Bob Eberly, Bob Eberly Jr., Janice Harper, Helen Reddy, Laura Branigan, Henny Youngman, Margaret Whiting, Joy Behar, others. The band has appeared on radio, television and has been featured in magazines and newspapers. Played upwards of 13 instruments with this group.


1968 to present

Club Date Musician

Studio Musician

Played for various records, CD's, and tapes.


Spring 1995

Five Towns College Stage Band

International Brass Convention--Hotel Roosevelt, New York

The stage band was the only Long Island group selected to perform at this prestigious convention.


Fall 1994 Carnegie Hall, Main Stage, New York

The stage band was selected to perform a concert program, that also featured a Japanese group sponsored by the KORG corporation.


Fall 1992 Arranger/Composer

Commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the Senior Citizen’s Pops Orchestra of Long Island. Conducted and performed the composition.


1987 to 1989

Queens College, CUNY

Jazz Ensemble

Tenor Saxophonist, Arranger/Composer/Conductor



Guest Saxophonist

Other performances to include: Master's recital and school functions.


1976 to1978

State University of New York at Potsdam

Saxophone Quartet

Player, Coach, and Instructor

Crane School of Music Jazz Ensemble

Lead Alto Saxophonist and Composer/Arranger


1972 to 1976

State University of New York at Oswego

Solid State - Lab Jazz Ensemble

Lead Alto Saxophonist and Arranger


Concert Band

Clarinet and Saxophone Soloist



Oboe and English Horn Soloist


Member of various pit/chamber orchestras



1976 to 1977 Disk Jockey/Announcer WRPS, Potsdam

1968 to 1972 Huntington Fire Department Concert Band

                      Clarinet Soloist and Assistant Conductor



AF of M: American Federation of Musicians Local 802

IAJE: International Association of Jazz Educators

MENC: Music Educators National Conference

NASA: North American Saxophone Alliance

LIFA: Long Island Flute Association

NFA: National Flute Association

NYSSMA: New York State School Music Association



New York State Teacher's License Music Teacher K-12

New York City Teacher's License Instrumental Music



Computer Programming: IBM and Macintosh Music Programs, and numerous computer languages and software.

Electronic music synthesis and modern recording techniques.

Instrumental repairs and maintenance.

Arranging, composing and performance practices of different eras on the various woodwind instruments.

Twentieth century performance practices and aleatoric techniques are a specialty.



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