Music Education, Music Theory
Joseph Pappas, instructor of music education, retired from public school teaching in 1999 from the Rockwood School District after twenty-seven successful years of teaching. While teaching at mostly the high school level, his band programs received numerous honors and awards including three national sweepstake honors. He is also adjunct music instructor at Jefferson College, in Hillsboro, Mo. Mr. Pappas received his undergraduate and masters degrees from Southeast Missouri State University.
Personal honors for Mr. Pappas include four time Teacher of the Year, MSHSAA Distinguished Service Award, numerous music merit awards, multiple listings in Who`s Who Among American Teachers, and ASTA String Student Distinguished Service Award.
At Jefferson College he teaches music education and humanity classes, is a core advisor, and sponsor for C-MENC. In addition to his teaching, he devotes time to composing and arranging for his publishing company, JPM Music Publications with over 400 pieces to his credit. He also serves as an educational consultant for Shattinger Music and Educational Programs Network. Professional memberships include NEA, MENC, MMEA, ASCAP, WASBE, Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, Missouri Bandmasters Association. He is in constant demand as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the Midwest and International regions.