Jerry Nowak is professor emeritus from Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pennsylvania, where he taught for 37 years. He has over 900 published compositions and arrangements for instrumental and vocal ensembles. Jerry is a founding member of both the Philadelphia Saxophone Quartet (1968) and the New Jersey Saxophone Quartet (2005). He has conducted professional recording sessions in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D. C. and London, England. He is co-author of Conducting the Music, Not the Musicians and The Art of Expressive Playing, both published by Carl Fischer. He has been teaching conducting annually in Australia since 1985.