Featured Ensemble Director

Joe Bongiovi

Princeton High School , Princeton, NJ

Joe Bongiovi is in his 13th year as the Princeton High School Studio Band Director. In that time, the Studio Band has placed first at the Berklee Festival 10 times (2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018).

Mr. Bongiovi is also the director/owner of the Philadelphia Jazz Orchestra (PJO). PJO is an all-star big band featuring the best collegiate jazz musicians in the Philadelphia and New Jersey region. PJO is entering its 17th season and has toured Europe 12 times including performances at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.

Mr. Bongiovi earned a BM in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music in 1999 and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from The University Of The Arts in 2003.

          January 26, 2019