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Stephen Goss

STG Music, Ephrata Area School District
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Mr. Stephen Goss is the Director of Bands at Ephrata Area School District for grades 6th - 12th grade.  He is also the director  of the  High School Percussion Ensemble in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. In addition to teaching at Ephrata, Mr. Goss manages and teaches at STG Music Studio. The studio covers all ages of percussion students from beginners to advance players preparing for higher education in music. Many of the students from STG Music have earned accolades, participated in county, district, regional and state band festivals as well as continue on to pursue music at the collegiate level. Mr. Goss is the co-director and co-founder of the Lancaster All Star High School Percussion Ensemble. This is group is designed to provide exposure to quality percussion literature with opportunity to perform at high profile events with internationally acclaimed artists. The group has shared the stage with such notable artists as; John Riley, Billy Ward, Jorge Sacramento, Tony Miceli, Marassa Duo, Overdekte Brüg PercussieTrio and others .  Mr . Goss is also on staff as an instructor for the Total Percussion Seminar, held at Lancaster Bible College as part of the college’s Lancaster Summer Music Programs.

Mr. Goss is  an  Associate Professor of Percussion at Millersville University. where he  teaches drum set lessons and music technology courses.

He is a graduate of West Chester University with Bachelors of Science in Music Education and Masters of Science in Music Performance. He holds professional memberships with the Percussive Arts Society, NAfME: National Association for Music Education, and Lancaster-Lebanon Music Education Association.  He is clinician for SmartMusic software, designed by MakeMusic Inc. and he teaches clinics for the company to music educators throughout the east coast region. Mr. Goss is honored to have been nominated for a WGAL Teacher Impact Award, as well  as a Grammy Music Educator Award by his students and parents.  In 2014, he was honored with the Lancaster-Lebanon Music Educator’s Private Teacher Award. Mr. Goss remains active as a freelance performer with local orchestras, churches and other performing ensembles.  He is a drum set player for LCBC Church, based in Manheim, PA ,where he plays on various worship bands at the church’s six campuses located throughout the south central Pennsylvania region. Mr. Goss is endorsed by Sabian Cymbals and Innovative Percussion.