About John
John M. Pasternak is an active music performer, teacher and conductor who has founded and directed several active community ensembles. John attended Kent State University (KSU) where he pursued a Bachelor of Music Education degree and served as President of the Kent State Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA) Chapter. Mr. Pasternak was Staff Arranger at Kent State University, where he focused on composing and arranging for the music department while conducting his works with many of the KSU music ensembles. He has composed repertoire for many Independent Films and is an elected member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Since beginning teaching in 2013, John has directed band and choir grades five through twelve. He has also taught fifth and eighth-grade general music His roles have included assisting with marching band, concert band, middle school, and beginning band programs. In addition to teaching, John has also served as an advisor to his middle school stage crew. John is an experienced composer with works published by RWS Music Company, Carl Fischer Music, Bandworks Publications, Grand Mesa Music Publishers and Excelcia Music Publishing. His “Intrepid Fanfare” and his “Excel” March were selected as one of the Top 100 works in by Bandworld Magazine. In addition to his numerous concert works, John composed music for the Audio Technica video "How To Mic A Zombie" and most recently was involved in composing music and the film score for Coaster Studios documentary “Save My Park.” Mr. Pasternak is in demand as a composer and guest clinician for both his concert work and teaching experience across the musical genres. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and annually attends the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
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About John
John M. Pasternak is an active music performer, teacher and conductor who has founded and directed several active community ensembles. John attended Kent State University (KSU) where he pursued a Bachelor of Music Education degree and served as President of the Kent State Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA) Chapter. Mr. Pasternak was Staff Arranger at Kent State University, where he focused on composing and arranging for the music department while conducting his works with many of the KSU music ensembles. He has composed repertoire for many Independent Films and is an elected member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Since beginning teaching in 2013, John has directed band and choir grades five through twelve. He has also taught fifth and eighth-grade general music His roles have included assisting with marching band, concert band, middle school, and beginning band programs. In addition to teaching, John has also served as an advisor to his middle school stage crew. John is an experienced composer with works published by RWS Music Company, Carl Fischer Music, Bandworks Publications, Grand Mesa Music Publishers and Excelcia Music Publishing. His “Intrepid Fanfare” and his “Excel” March were selected as one of the Top 100 works in by Bandworld Magazine. In addition to his numerous concert works, John composed music for the Audio Technica video "How To Mic A Zombie" and most recently was involved in composing music and the film score for Coaster Studios documentary “Save My Park.” Mr. Pasternak is in demand as a composer and guest clinician for both his concert work and teaching experience across the musical genres. He is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and annually attends the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
© 2020 John M Pasternak. All Rights Reserved.