Carl Iezzi 2003-2015
On January 6, 2003, the NSSB welcomed Carl T. Iezzi as our new Conductor and Musical Director. We then wished him well in his retirement on May 15, 2016. Mr. Iezzi had a very successful era
with the NSSB, and has had a long and varied career as both a music educator and performer.
A graduate of the Duquesne University School of Music, earning degrees in Music Education, French horn performance, and Music Theory, he taught for thirty years with the Pittsburgh Public
Schools, the last eleven of which were as Director of Instrumental Music at the Rogers Middle School for the Creative and Performing Arts. He has since been on the faculties of Seton Hill
College, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University, teaching music education and music history.
Mr. Iezzi also spent three years as a member of the education department of the Pittsburgh Opera, serving as coordinator of the Pittsburgh Opera Academy for Educators. As a performer, Mr.
Iezzi has played with the Wheeling and Butler Symphonies, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Ballet, Civic Light Opera, River City Brass Band, the Edgewood Symphonyand spent twenty-six years with the Westmoreland Symphony as a French horn player and Associate Conductor. He was Music Director/Conductor of the Pittsburgh All-City Honors Orchestra from 1988 to 1999. At the time of his retirement, Mr. Iezzi was also a teacher of French horn at the Pittsburgh Centers for the Musically Talented and member of the Edgewood Symphony horn section.