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William Galvin
William Galvin




William Galvin is the former Director of Instrumental Studies and Music Department Chair for the Trinity Area School District. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Morehead (KY) State University and Master of Music Education degree from Duquesne University. Mr. Galvin has been awarded the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence and the Citation of Excellence presented by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. During his tenure at Trinity High School Mr. Galvin’s ensembles earned twenty-eight Superior Ratings and eight consecutive Pennsylvania Interscholastic Marching Band Association Class Championships. His ensembles performed for five Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) State Conferences, one Music Educators National Conference Eastern Division Conference, and three Music for All National Festivals.

Mr. Galvin was cited as an Outstanding Young Educator in America and has been listed in “Who’s Who Among American Teachers.” Mr. Galvin is a Music for All Educational Consultant, coordinator of the Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival, and a Bands of America Contest Director. He has served on the board of directors of the Washington Symphony Orchestra, as a member of the Music for All Advisory Board, is a past PMEA District President, and a former chair of the PMEA Music Booster Affiliate. In 2022 Mr. Galvin was inducted into the Music for All Hall of Fame.

In his retirement Mr. Galvin continues to be active as a consultant, speaker, and guest conductor.

Why Percussion Ensemble? How percussion ensemble can help develop your percussionists

Bill Galvin writes on the value percussion students can glean from participation in chamber ensembles.