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Paul Smith Hall of Fame Winner 2018

Joshua O. Wolloff began teaching at King Philip Middle School in 1996. His responsibilities included 7th and 8th Grade Bands, 7th and 8th Grade Chorus, and Jazz Ensemble. He was also the Woodwind Instructor and Assistant Director of the King Philip High School "Pride and Passion" Marching Band. In 2010 Mr. Wolloff became the Music Director at King Philip Regional High School where he taught Concert and Symphony Bands, Chorus, Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, Introduction to Piano, Introduction to Guitar. He was also the Director of the "Pride and Passion" Marching Band and Jazz Ensemble. He returned to KPMS in 2017. Under his directions these ensembles have consistently earned state, regional and national recognition. He has also served on the faculty at the South Shore Conservatory Summer Wind Ensemble.

Mr. Wolloff graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Music Education and studied Saxophone with Lynn Klock. While at the University he played Saxophone and Bass Clarinet in the Symphony Band and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Malcom W. Rowell and Alto and Baritone Saxophone in Chapel Jazz and University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of David Sporny.

Mr. Wolloff has performed with the Massachusetts Wind Orchestra, the Metropolitan Wind Symphony and with various jazz ensembles in the area. Mr. Wolloff is currently a member of NAfMe and NBA. He is also a member of the MICCA executive board where he is the current Past-President and has served as Concert Festival Chair, Secretary, and President.

The Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association's Paul Smith Hall of Fame Award is presented annually to a Massachusetts music conductor who is a musical and personal inspiration to students, the community and other professional conductors. Admission to the Hall of Fame is limited to two conductors per year.

In presenting this award, the MICCA Executive Board wishes to recognize persons who best represent the high personal, musical, and professional teaching standards of the late Paul Smith, Sr., former Director of Music in the Abington, Massachusetts, Public School System.

The criteria for the award is as follows

  1. Have a minimum of ten years as a Massachusetts conductor.
  2. Have a variety of conducting experiences
  3. Be active in promoting the values of music education both in the local community and throughout the state.
  4. Recognize the importance of regular professional growth in the music field.
  5. Be a model of professionalism who supports MICCA activities.

MICCA wishes to honor worthy educators with this award and asks fellow music educators to be a part of the process. You are invited to nominate someone who has the qualifications and you feel is deserving.

Nominations will be accepted until December 1st, of each year.

Click here to download and print out the Paul Smith Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Click here to electronically submit the Paul Smith Hall of Fame Nomination Form.

Click here for a list of the members of The MICCA Paul Smith Hall of Fame.