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JIM ANTELL | 50 years of making music

Published: Fri, October 11, 2013 @ 12:05 a.m.

Education: Graduated from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in 1965 with a bachelor’s degree in music education; master’s degree in education from YSU.

Career: Worked for New Castle City Schools from 1965 to 1968; Austintown Middle School as choir director and general music teacher, 1968-1987; Austintown Fitch High as choir director, 1987-1996. Retired in 1996 after 31 years of service.

Personal: Wife, Carol. They have been married almost 50 years and have two adult children, April Tarantine and Daniel Antell.

Community: In the fall of 2012, Antell, his daughter and Sally Williams prepared a Girard Ecumenical Choir to perform in the Premiere Stained Glass Series Concert with Youngstown Symphony Orchestra directed by Randall Craig Fleischer. He has also led community choirs for Girard Thanksgiving, Christmas and Holy Week services, patriotic services, prayer services and more. He has sung with area groups such as Tapestries of Ohio, Youngstown Symphony Chorus, Youngstown Opera choruses and other area groups.

Outreach: Has worked with Habitat for Humanity, Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley, SCOPE of Warren, the United Methodist Men and taught Sunday School for many years at the Girard church.


1MLC75(654 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Great Job Mr.Antell ! I had Mr.Antell for choir in 8th grade at Austintown Middle School and again at Fitch High School.

He was a very nice and caring teacher, he truly cared about the students.I wish him the best.

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2dblbogey(17 comments)posted 2 years, 6 months ago

Congratulation Jim, you've brought joy with your music every Sunday for as long as I can remember. Thank you

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