Cassidy Nalepa

Assistant Director of Music Programs

 

Cassidy NalepaCassidy Nalepa is the Assistant Director of Music Programs at Defiance College where her primary responsibilities include directing the Yellow Jacket Band and the Defiance College Community Orchestra. Prior to this appointment, she served as Music Education and Admissions Coordinator for Special Music School in New York City and taught for twelve years in the Pennsylvania public school system.

Ms. Nalepa has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music Degree in Conducting from West Chester University, and a Master of Science Degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University.

Cassidy Nalepa is an active guest conductor, clinician, and drill designer. Her visual programs for competitive and non-competitive marching bands have consistently received praise as highly effective, creative, and entertaining. In the classroom, she has developed curriculum and taught courses in music theory, music history, music technology, and film music. Ms. Nalepa is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Ohio Music Educators Association, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

Cassidy Nalepa
Assistant Director of Music Programs
Phone: 419-783-2421
Email: cnalepa@defiance.edu