Smales, Joel

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Studies: Crane School of Music (Bachelor of Music); Binghamton University (Master of Music)



Joel Smales joined the percussion section of the BPO in 1996. Joel is Director of Bands at Binghamton High School’s Rod Serling School of Fine Arts in Binghamton, and adjunct professor of Percussion at Binghamton University. Additionally, Joel performs as Principal Percussionist with the Tri-Cities Opera Orchestra, eNeRJee Jazz Group and plays steel drum in Panigma. His published works include percussion solos, ensembles, books and method books published by Kendor Music Publishing, HoneyRock and Drop6. Joel Smaleshas presented clinics for MENC, NYSSMA, NYSBDA and the NJMEA and his articles on music and percussion have appeared in Percussive Notes, School Band and Orchestra, School Music News, The Instrumentalist, and Band World magazines. Joel Smales endorses Pro Mark drumsticks and mallets, Grover Pro Percussion and was the New York State Percussive Arts Society Vice President and Percussion Chair for the New York State School Music Association for many years. Joel Smales and his wife Athena live in Kirkwood, NY with their four children. [1]

Books for Percussion

Festival Pieces for Snare Drum
Festival Pieces for Multiple Percussion
Festival Pieces for Mallets (Volume 1)
Festival Pieces for Mallets (Volume 2)

Works for Percussion

African Beat
Brazilian Beat
Connecticut Groove
Congruent Moves
Daring Dives
Dueling Drummers