Canton Ohio Music

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) has honored an alumnus as an exemplary leader in music education. Hall, who received his Bachelor of Music from BGSU in 1984, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009 after graduating from the University of Michigan.

When he went to McKinley Senior High School in 1976 as a choral music director, he was an active member of the school's music department until his retirement in 1985. He continued his work with the city's school district and became the director of music education at the city's elementary and middle schools from 1978 until his retirement in 1985.

During his tenure in Lincoln, he was also the city choir leader, organizing the city's first public school choir, the Lincoln High School Choral Society, which included more than 1,000 students from elementary through middle school.

In 1986, when the GlenOak Band performed in the ranks for the first time in its history, they were fifth overall. Other appearances included a performance at the National Association of Choral Conducting Directors "Concerts in New York City in 1988.

Strassner also led the band at the University of Akron and taught vocal music for a short time. Hall's band also performed at the Ohio Music Education Association conference in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1994.

He earned his Master of Arts degree from Indiana State University and his PhD from Miami University. In the 1960s he moved to Newark, Ohio, where he was an assistant professor of music at the University of Newark School of Music. In 1964 he came to Canton and was a member of the band at Lincoln High School, which was the only high school band in Ohio with a full-time band director until Lincoln closed in 1976. He was also music director at McKinley High School, where the school's first band was founded in 1919.

He has also studied professionally and has been associated with artists such as James Brown, David Bowie, George Harrison, John Prine and John Lennon. Canton Revue is a regular local event and has been a driving force in the local music scene for decades. Don't miss this free outdoor show on July 26 with candy - coated rockers produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys and the Youngstown - based on vindys.

The Canton Revue returns to town on July 26 for its annual summer concert series, with a special guest performance by the local band, the Youngstown-based vindys.

Canton Revue's annual summer concert series with a special guest performance by the local band, the Youngstown-based vindys.

Canton Revue's annual summer concert series with a special guest performance by the local band, the Youngstown - based vindys.

The Friday and Saturday evening concerts take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Main Street Theater of the Canton Revue. From tour musicians to live music, the opening microphone in the Kantonsmusikhalle on Friday evening is an informal showcase for local singers and songwriters.

You can hear delta blues when longtime regular Mike Lenz plays, and country - compelling music by country singer and songwriter John Clements. The acts range from folk, country and blues to retro dance bands such as Disco Inferno, which regularly cause a stir.

The visitation is on Thursday and the funeral will be held at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria, Ohio, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Canton.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lowell Mason Foundation or the National Association for the Advancement of Music (NAFM). In 2002, a group of students from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Akron was inspired to award the Lowell Mason Fellows in honor of their friend and mentor, the late John F. Lowell. Jr. In addition to being a prestigious Lowell Mason Fellowship, this designation also provides an opportunity to support the efforts of NafMME by donating to the names of the honorees.

Mason, who was a member of the Lowell Mason Foundation and the National Association for the Advancement of Music, limited his musical career to public education. He has served as pastor of several churches, including St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Canton, Ohio, and First Baptist Church in Akron, Akron.

More About Canton

More About Canton