Frank T. Cosenza received a BM from Bowling Green State University and a MM from the University of Akron. He is a veteran band director of 31 years and recently retired from the West Geauga Local Schools where he was a 4 time recipient of the Excellence in Education Award. His groups have performed at Severance Hall for the Northeast Ohio Wind Band Invitational, the Ohio Music Education Association State Conference, the American School Band Directors Association State Conference, Lincoln Center in New York City, and the Ohio School Boards Association Conference. Additionally, his groups have performed at the University of Akron Band Clinic, Hiram College, Cleveland Browns halftime, the Cleveland Indians and performances in Florida, Michigan, Georgia and Canada.
Concert bands under his direction have received consistent superior ratings at large group contests. He has served on the Content Validation Panel for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and has been on the staff of American Music Abroad taking student musicians to Europe and performing in numerous countries. Mr. Cosenza is an elected member of Phi Beta Mu- International Bandmasters Fraternity and the American School Band Director’s Association. As a member of the Ohio Music Education Association, he has served as State Treasurer/Trustee, District President, member of music selection committees, contest chairman and current adjudicator for large group and solo & ensemble events. He has served as a clinician in Nevada and throughout Ohio and is currently an Assistant Director of the All-Ohio State Fair Band. Mr. Cosenza is Co-Principal Trumpet with the W.D. Packard Concert Band and Big Band Sound of Warren, and has played with many artists including Frankie Avalon, The Manhattan Transfer, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Holiday On Ice, and the Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is a Conn-Selmer artist and maintains a private brass studio.