Mark Kadetsky

Mark Kadetsky

Mark Kadetsky
Director of College Band

Mark Kadetsky

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Biography

As a teacher, Mark Kadetsky conducted Bands and Orchestras in the Egg Harbor Township New Jersey Schools, for over twenty years.  Under his direction, The EHTHS Marching band won group IV State Championships in 2006, 2008 and 2009. Television appearances included the Marching Band in a commercial for Volkswagen and an EHTHS Symphony Orchestra performance on Good Day Philadelphia! From 2010 – 2016, The Fernwood Middle School Wind Ensemble received “Gold” ratings at numerous festivals while also serving as the lab-band for conducting students at Rowan University.

Dr. Kadetsky currently serves as the District Supervisor of Fine & Performing Arts for Egg Harbor Township, overseeing the artistic activities of faculty and students in ten schools serving over 7500 students in grades K-12. He also keeps busy as a adjudicator/clinician and conductor throughout the country.

Since 2003 he has been the Music Director of the Atlantic Pops, one of south Jersey’s largest, community symphonic bands. In 2017 he commissioned and premiered, with the Pops, the first ever wind-band transcription of the Symphony # 1, by Dimitri Shostakovich and in 2019 commisioned Atlantic Rhapsody… for Winds & Percussion.

Recent conducting engagements include, The Olympic Conference Honors Band, All County Honors Orchestra in St Mary’s MD, The Calvert County MD Honors Orchestra, the All South Jersey Chamber Strings, Rowan University Wind Ensemble, All South Jersey High School Symphonic Band, a 2018 performance at Carnegie Hall with the Atlantic Pops and the 2020 All South Jersey High School Orchestra.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education and String Bass, from the College of New Jersey, an M.Ed in Educational Leadership from Rider University and a Doctorate in Music Education from Shenandoah University. Notable teachers include; String Bass studies with John Hood (Philadelphia Orchestra) and Doug Mapp (Rowan University) and conducting with Lt. Commander John Pastin (ret-US Navy Band) and Daniel Spalding (Phiadephia Virtuoisi).