Joe Akinskas

Joe Akinskas

Joe Akinskas - Music Education

 
 

Email: akinskas@rowan.edu

Joe Akinskas

Joe Akinskas received his B.A. (1970) and M.A. (1973) in Music Education (conducting specialization) and Principal’s certificate from Glassboro State College. Mr. Akinskas began his teaching career in the Westville Public Schools (K-6) and taught secondary instrumental music at Overbrook Regional Jr. High School, Millville Senior High School, Haddonfield Memorial High School, where he was also Supervisor of Fine and Performing Arts, and retired in 2010, after 40 years in public education, as an Assistant Principal for Fine, Performing, and Applied Arts, and District Music Program Coordinator, for the Cherry Hill Schools. Mr. Akinskas is in his thirty fifth year as founding Director of the Cumberland County College Jazz Band and Wind Symphony, and is also an Adjunct Professor of Music Education at Rutgers University-Camden and Rowan University. His duties at Rowan include Student Teacher Supervision and Clinical Practice Seminar, as well as coordinating Music Alumni activities and the Summer Music Camps. Mr. Akinskas is a Past President of the N.J. Music Educators and N.J. Music Administrators Associations, and a charter member of the Glassboro State College/Rowan University chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.