Biography

Anthony Orecchio is a woodwind player and an instrumental music educator in the Barnegat Township School District where he directs the Barnegat High School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. Additionally, he instructs courses in guitar workshop, music theory, and music composition. Mr. Orecchio is the adviser of the Frank Constantine Chapter of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and is also the assistant director of the Barnegat High School Marching Bengals. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree (2005) from Rowan University and a Master of Music degree (2009) from Boston University, both with a concentration in music education.

Despite a busy schedule, Mr. Orecchio remains very active in the music education community. This allows him to stay abreast on emergent trends in the field of music. He holds, or has held, memberships in Phi Delta Kappa, South Jersey Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (SJBODA), All Shore Band Director’s Association (ASBDA), New Jersey Music Educator’s Association (NJMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Society for Research in Music Education (SRME), New Jersey Association for Jazz Education (NJAJE), and Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME).

Mr. Orecchio is an active clinician in New Jersey, presenting workshops at the local, county, state levels, and national levels to both music teachers and students. In year’s past, he has presented workshops at the New Jersey State Music Conference on saxophone pedagogy and on teacher preparation. Additionally, he presents an annual workshop to the students of the Franklinville School District on saxophone technique as part of their Music in Our Schools Month celebration. He has also present workshops to teachers and students of the All Shore Band Director’s Association on the All State Saxophone Solos, as well as a summer workshop for the clients of NEMC (National Educational Music Company).

In 2005, Mr. Orecchio was named an Outstanding American Teacher by the National Honor Roll and in 2009, he was invited to join the National Scholars Honor Society. In 2016, he was nominated for the GRAMMY Music Educator Award.

Mr. Orecchio is the President-Elect for the All Shore Band Director's Association.

 Mr. Orecchio