Joe Martellaro is the conductor of the SUNY Symphonic Band at Orange County Community College in New York. While teaching in public education, he was awarded the Highland Central School District Outstanding Educator Award, Excellence in Education awarded by Secretary of Education William Bennett, and the Deans Award for Instructional Leadership and Excellence in teaching, SUNY New Paltz.
Joe played trumpet with the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Later became the Commander and Conductor of the 199th Army Band (“The Governor’s Band”) in the New York Army National Guard. He is also a combat veteran serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.