Dr. Joe Cernuto

ft Assistant Professor - Bands, Education

Dr. Joe Cernuto

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Office: WVPAC 221; JEFFER G10

Dr. Joe Cernuto is Assistant Professor of Music at Millersville University, where he directs the Marching Marauders, conducts the Wind Ensemble, coordinates the Concert Band, and teaches courses in music and music education. He also serves as director of Millersville Summer Music Camps. Dr. Cernuto is an in-demand clinician, adjudicator, arranger, and conductor in the concert and marching venues. 

Prior to Millersville, Dr. Cernuto was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. He has seven years of experience in the public schools of Oklahoma and North Carolina teaching middle school and high school marching band, concert band, jazz band, and eurhythmics. He also served as director of bands at Rogers State University in Claremore, Oklahoma from 2006-2009.  

Dr. Cernuto earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Wind Conducting from the University of Iowa and his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. His major teachers include Mark Heidel, Kevin Kastens, David Waybright, Joyce Davis, Russell Robinson, and Tim Brophy. Dr. Cernuto’s professional affiliations include the College Band Director’s National Association, the National Band Association, Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association, the National Association for Music Education and Kappa Kappa Psi.