Smales, Joel There are 10 products.

Joel Smales (born 1967) earned his Bachelor's of Music in Performance from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam where he studied with James Petercsak. Subsequently, he earned his Master's in Music from Binghamton University. He is currently the band director at Binghamton High School's Rod Serling School of Fine Arts, where he conducts the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Stage Band
and several chamber groups including Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Band, and Steel Drum Band.

Mr. Smales maintains a private percussion teaching studio and is the Vice President for the NYS Percussive Arts Society and Percussion Chair for NYSSMA. He also serves on the keyboard percussion and snare drum music selection committee for NYSSMA.

Smales is the Principal Percussionist with the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra in Binghamton, NY and a member of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and Downtown Singers Orchestras. Smales leads his own percussion trio "Rhythm Song" and performs jazz drumset and vibes. He can also be seen playing lead steelpan with the popular Caribbean music group, Panigma, and is an active freelance drummer and percussionist. He maintains a busy composition schedule, writing music for percussion, runs an annual summer percussion camp and hosts an annual PAS Day of Percussion. He also freelances with many area jazz and orchestral groups and can be heard on over 30 recordings spanning from swing to rock to folk to classical music for CD albums, commercials and audio books.

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