Cleveland composer and conductor John Pasternak joins the podcast as my inaugural guest. In this episode we discuss John's early influences in music and then launch on a discussion of composing for band, publishing, and the importance of humility.
John Pasternak has directed and composed for community ensembles throughout the Cleveland area since 2003. Mr. Pasternak earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Kent State University (KSU), where he served as President of their Ohio Collegiate Music Education Association (OCMEA) Chapter. He also composed and conducted works for the KSU ensembles. In the fall of 2010, he composed a film score for the KSU independent film Breaking News and was staff arranger for the Kent State Marching Golden Flashes. In 2012, he completed work on his second film, Research: The Musical. Mr. Pasternak has been a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2008. John is currently a Band Director for the Warrensville Heights City School District and Cleveland Letter Carriers Band.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.