Joseph T. Spaniola’s composition, CROSSROADS (Solo Trombone and Trombone Ensemble) received a Silver Medal from the Global Music Awards in the Composition/Composer category. This composition was commissioned by Paul Compton (Trombone), Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK).  This is the third Spaniola composition to receive a Global Music Award in the last 18 months.  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.”

Dr. Joseph T. Spaniola has received an Honorable Mention for The 2016 American Prize in Composition in the Band/Wind Ensemble, Professional division. The American Prize celebrates American excellence in the arts through a series of national non-profit competitions in the performing arts. The competitions of The American Prize are open to all US citizens, whether living in this country or abroad, and to others currently living, working and/or studying in the US.