Bill Tiberio is in his 36th year as an educator. In addition to conducting the Fairport HS Concert Band, Sophomore Band, and jazz program, he is a wind and/or jazz band conductor at the University of Rochester, SUNY Geneseo, and Ithaca College, and directs the Eastman Community Music School- sponsored Educators Wind And Jazz Ensembles. His degrees are in music education from Ithaca College and SUNY Fredonia.
Bill is a frequent guest conductor for honor concert bands and jazz ensembles throughout New York State and has also conducted at SUNY Fredonia, Lawrence University, Wisconsin, and University of South Carolina. In the Spring of 2013, Bill was selected as one of 200 quarterfinalists out of 30,000 applicants in the first ever national Grammy Music Educator Awards.
Other awards and honors include selection as the RPO Music Educator Award in April, 2003, induction into the Fairport High School Alumni Wall of Fame in 2003, the Class of 2001 Fairport High School yearbook dedication, selection as Fairport High School Commencement Speaker, 1993; University of Rochester Excellence in Secondary Teaching Award, 1994; Downbeat Magazine awards for student jazz ensembles, 1995 and 1997; Seven consecutive Gold with Distinction awards in level 6 with his Fairport HS Concert Band, Fairport High School faculty-nominated Teacher of the Year award, 1996, and a nomination for a Disney American Teaching Award, 1999. Bill is active as a professional woodwind player in the Rochester area. As a saxophonist, Bill performs with the Bill Tiberio Band, and the Bill Welch Band, (www.billwelchband.com) and his groups have each recorded professional CD’s. Bill is a member of two party bands in Rochester- Allegro and Up2 Somethin’ and subs with many other groups in the jazz, Latin, blues, and pop genres in the greater Rochester area. His own band’s latest CD, “Joy,” was released in Nov., 2016, and a new live record will be released in early 2020.
MUSC 165: Instru Org: Jazz Ensemble
The instrumental organizations emphasize the development of musicianship and an expanding knowledge of musical literature. Each organization meets for an average of three hours' rehearsal every week. Opportunities are provided for all groups to perform on and off campus throughout the year. Instrumental groups, offered when demand is sufficient, include Symphony, Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, String Band, and Wind Ensemble. Admission is by permission of instructor following audition (audition times for any given ensemble are given in the Master Schedule of classes); special registration procedures are handled by the music department.