John Graulty, Dean of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts at Cabrillo College, has served as Dean of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Merced College, chaired music departments at Delaware State University and Goshen College, and held faculty positions at Butler University and the University of Indianapolis.
As chair of CMS's Academic Citizenship Committee, and as a member of the Committee on Administration and Academic Leadership, John has presented at several national conferences on strategic planning, crisis management, cross-disciplinary cooperation, and arts advocacy and engagement. He writes for the CMS Newsletter and published an article on avoiding podium-centered rehearsals in the June 2010 Music Educators Journal.
A former US Air Force conductor who has worked in every medium from jazz to opera, John has conducted throughout the US and Europe including performances in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Red Army Theater–Moscow. He has conducted the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra 'Riga' on Latvian National Radio, and the Wroclaw Philharmonic and Harlem Festival Orchestras. His clarinet performances have been heard on NPR and PBS, at music festivals in Spoleto, Italy, at the 1984 International Clarinet Competition in London (only American finalist), and at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2001. He has taught master classes in clarinet and conducting at the Latvian Music Academy, in Singapore, and at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute.
He holds degrees from the Peabody and New England Conservatories, and the M. Ed. and Ed. D. from Columbia University-Teachers College.
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