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Joseph Compello

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Joseph Compello


Joseph Compello, a native of Carbondale, Pennsylvania, holds degrees in music education from the Peabody Conservatory and Towson University. During his thirty-one year career as an instrumental music teacher in Maryland, he wrote numerous compositions for his students.

In 1994, Carl Fischer began publishing many of these classroom-tested pieces, including his debut publication Cadets on Parade and 1996 best-seller Rock to the Max, Mr. Sax. In 2003, Compello's journey from local band director to internationally published composer was chronicled in the prestigious Baltimore Sun. Now retired from teaching, Compello continues to draw on his extensive background in music education to compose new music exclusively for Carl Fischer's Performance Series, which now contains over eighty-five of his works.

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