Joe Gittleman

Assistant Professor, Music And Performing Arts

“I never planned to be a teacher. I am just someone who paid close attention to the business and navigated a band through 25 years of up, down, and sideways. Being with energetic young students who are passionate about music is fun and inspiring. It’s great helping kids build experience and make the leap from dreaming to doing.”

Assistant Professor Joe Gittleman is perhaps best known as the founder and bass player of the Boston-based ska-punk band The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. He and his plaid-clad childhood pals formed the Bosstones with a workman-like approach and built a dedicated fan base through years of hard touring all over the world. Their fifth studio album included the number one, Gittleman-penned hit “The Impression That I Get” and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Joe has also worked in A+R, as a tour manager, songwriter, and producer of albums and film projects including the platinum-selling Flogging Molly documentary film Whiskey on a Sunday. Joe graduated summa cum laude from Johnson State College in Vermont.

Expertise

  • Music industry
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones bassist and producer

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