Art Carichner

Lecturer, Music Education

Art Carichner taught 34 years in the Horseheads District.  During his tenure he conducted the Marching Band winning several state titles.  He conducted the Concert Band, Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and High School Musicals.  The Wind Ensemble participated in NYSSMA Majors receiving over 8 Gold with Distinction level six awards.  Several years ago the Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at NYSBDA.  The Ensemble has hosted many conductors and composers included Francis McBeth, Frank Ticheli, Jack Stamp, Andrew Boysen, David Holsinger, Chris Tucker, and Timothy Mahr.   Mr. Carichner has studied conducting at the Ithaca College Conducting workshops under the instruction of Arnold Gabriel, H Robert Reynolds, Mallory Thompson and Steve Peterson. Mr. Carichner served as assistant chair and chairman of the New York State Bands for NYSSMA.  While still teaching he worked for American Music Abroad, serving several European Tours.  In retirement, he substituted at Ithaca High School , and is currently supervising junior and senior student teachers for Ithaca College.  He enjoys his time playing with the Southern Tier Wind Ensemble and Traveling.  Currently Mr. Carichner is co conducting the Ithaca Community Band along with colleague Rick Elick.   Mr Carichner is serving as the All-State Band Chair until 2019.