Manuel Antonio has been a music educator in public schools in Maine for the past forty-one years: the past thirty as a teacher (RSU3) of choral arts, music theory, fine arts department chairperson, and director of the Mount View Chamber Singers, a twenty voice ensemble that tours extensively, both state-side and abroad. Prior to his tenure at RSU3, he served as music educator/choral conductor in the Boothbay Region School Unit from 1981-1986, an elementary music educator in the Searsport School District from 1976-1980, and as the choral director at the Hinckley School from 1974-1976. He holds degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education (University of Maine - 1974), Master of Music – Choral Conducting (University of Maine – 1992), and Doctor of Musical Arts (Boston University – 2007).
Outside of the music classroom, he maintains an active schedule in the matters of music and music education: Artistic director of the Kennebec Valley Chordsmen, the local chapter of Barbershop Harmony Society (1996-2014), as well as many speaking and publishing engagements in the matters of music and its relationship in society.
In 2001, the Maine Music Educators Association bestowed him the honor of Music Educator of the Year, and in 2008 he received the Distinguished Choral Director of the Year award from the Maine chapter of ACDA.
He holds memberships in NAfME, ACDA, the International Society for the Philosophy of Music Education (charter member), and ASCAP.
Manuel Antonio has 1 titles published with Santa Barbara.
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