About Mr Seigel

Andrew Seigel has held the position of music teacher with the Hamilton Township Public Schools since 1988.  He holds a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University and a M.A. in Supervision and Curriculum Development from Rowan University. He has instructed students in grades 6 through 8 in General Music classes, brass, string, percussion, and woodwind instrumental lessons, vocal music lessons and directs the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Show Choir, Treble Choir, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Seigel has designed department budgets, written curriculum, supervised and conducted performances, hosted visiting artists and workshops, and assisted with the architectural designs for new school facilities. He has been an advisor to the National Junior Honor Society, Student Honors/Awards Committee, Graduation Committee, and has served as a member of both the Inter-District Curriculum Articulation Committee and the Technology Committee. Mr. Seigel served as the Chairperson of the Hamilton Twp. Governor's Teacher Recognition Committee from 1994 to 2004 and also served as AVA Coordinator for the Davies Middle School for 15 years..

Mr. Seigel has worked as an adjudicator for regional band and choir auditions since 1988, and has served on the Vocal Scholarship Board and Conductor Selection Committees for the South Jersey Choral Directors Association. Mr. Seigel assisted the Region III Band Directors Association as a percussive arts consultant with the selection of audition materials for regional auditions. Mr. Seigel served two terms as President of the Region III SJCDA and was an Executive Board member of the New Jersey Music Educators Association for 4 years. In 1992, he conducted a Multi-District In-Service Workshop on Orff and Kodaly music methods and techniques for band and choral directors. In 1994, he chaired the Inter-District In-Service Roundtable on Music Education. This was followed by the 1995 Inter-District In-Service, where he presented clinics on computer-based music technology in the classroom and instrumental techniques for the band director, and a workshop on Percussion Technique and Pedagogy at the 1996 Gloucester County Multi-District In-Service. Mr. Seigel presented a workshop in February 2001 at the NJ State Music Educators Conference on "survival skills" and classroom management for new teachers. He has published articles in the NJ State Music Educators' Association journal, Tempo, on state professional development standards and relevant activities for music educators. He has served on the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission Grant Committee and on the NJ Department of Education Atlantic County Professional Development Board since 2001, serving as the County PDB chairman for 2007-2008. In 2008, Mr. Seigel was selected as Davies School and Hamilton Township Teacher of the Year, and subsequently honored as Atlantic County Teacher of the Year and as a finalist for NJ State Teacher of the Year. 
 
Students of Mr. Seigel have achieved membership in the South Jersey Junior High Chorus, South Jersey Junior High Concert Band, South Jersey Elementary Honors Band, and SJCDA Elementary Festival Chorus, New Jersey All-State Chorus, Rowan University Youth Orchestra, and Garden State Youth Pops Orchestra. Mr. Seigel himself has conducted the Region III Elementary Festival Chorus, Middle School Festival Chorus, Elementary Honors Band,  Junior High Honors Band, and Sr High Symphonic Honors Band, as well as the Olympic Conference Jr High Honors Band. The Davies School Choir has performed as an exhibition group for regional choral festivals, the March of Dimes telethon in Atlantic City, the N. J. State P.T.A. Convention, Atlantic County Courthouse, the annual Buddy Ball Charity Event, Atlantic County Superior Court Justice Facility, and opening ceremonies for the Atlantic City Convention Center. The Davies Concert Band and Choir compete at regional / state music festivals and perform concerts annually for the general public.

Mr. Seigel has received over $20,000 in grants to bring music technology into the classroom. In 1996, he developed a specialized program for gifted and talented students to explore music composition, studio recording techniques through computers and synthesizers, and Music Business applications. Mr. Seigel has received over $8000 in grant funding for a Latin Percussion Education project featuring renowned artist/educator Marlon Simon. 
 
Mr. Seigel, a member of the USA/International Black Belt Hall of Fame and American Okinawan Karate Hall of Fame, is a certified 4th degree master instructor at the Ronin Martial Arts Center in Vineland, NJ, where he teaches American Goju Karate, kickboxing, Modern Arnis and self-defense. He is the webmaster for the Ronin Martial Arts Center of Vineland.  Mr. Seigel is a devoted husband and father of two children, residing in Turnersville, New Jersey.
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