On March 31 Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola was honored for Distinction in Faculty Scholarly, Creative, and Research Activities at the University of West Florida. On receiving the award, Spaniola stated, “I am humbled that the work that I find so engaging and rewarding rises to the level of distinction.”
Unibi Ortri at the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference
For all o f you heading to the North American Saxophone Alliance Conference 2023 Biennial Conference held at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, stop by to hear Chris Sacco’s premier of my new work, Unibi Ortri on Friday, March 31. The performance is located at the Thad Cochran Center – Ballroom 3 at 2:20 PM. Unibi Ortri was commissioned by Chris and was designed to be played by one, two or three players (Alto Saxophone, Piano and Flute).
For more information on other NASA events see: https://www.saxophonealliance.org/conference.asp
RESOUNDING JOY AT The Midwest Clinic 2023
For all of you heading to The Midwest Clinic, stop by W178 on Monday, Dec 19 at 10:30 for The Air National Guard Bands presentation of the 2022 Concert Band New Music Reading Session to hear my RESOUNDING JOY. I will see you at the session or stop by to see me at the Musica Propria booth (#1700). At the booth, see RESOUNDING JOY and other great music from Julie Giroux, Joseph T. Spaniola and Karel Butz.
Happy Holidays 2022
Happy Holidays! Here is my HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. Whether you travel to be with, or merely dream of being with family for the holidays, I wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous New Year! This arrangement is from my time in The US Air Force Academy Band. This link is a live recording from our 2001 holiday tour: https://josephspaniola.com/music/happy-holidays-2022/
Spaniola’s THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS Receives Silver Medal
Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition, THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS (Narrator and Wind Ensemble) received a Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards in the Classical Composition and Composer categories. This is the seventh Spaniola composition to receive a Global Music medal. Global Music Awards is “a top-tier music competition that honors talented musicians around the world. It is a showcase for musical gems and unique voices.”
Listen to the music on this site: https://josephspaniola.com/music/the-navajo-code-talkers-2/