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Michael D. Blostein

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As an educator, Mr. Blostein has worked with students at all levels and ages, from students beginning an instrument to college level students. He is currently the Instrumental Music Director at Averill Park High School, where he teaches Orchestra, Band and Instrumental Lessons. He has also taught Music Theory and General Music classes.

During his tenure at Averill Park, Mr. Blostein have been active in all aspects of school life while still maintaining an active role in the community and outside endeavors. He has served as both a technology assistant and as the curriculum leader for the music department within the district, and is the primary liason for the Averill Park Music Department with both the Suburban Scholastic Council and the Rensselaer County School Music Associations (currently serving as President of RCSMA). He has led brass clinics, organized and run several ensembles for the RCSMA and SSC Organizations, and serves as a NYSSMA Adjudicator for both brass and strings, amongst other activities.

In addition to his school duties, Mr. Blostein maintains a private low brass studio, where his students have traditionally performed at an extremely high level, whether within their school ensemble, NYSSMA, All State, All Eastern, or College Auditions. Students have been accepted into Harvard, the Crane School of Music, Ithaca College, the University of Missippippi, the College of St. Rose, Hartwick University and Schenectady County Community College, amongst others.