Ralph Hastings, ONNY Board Member, has been recognized as a "Leading Professional of the World 2013"! Congratulations, Ralph!
As published in The Malone Telegram:
The Research and Editorial Departments of the International Biographical Center, Cambridge, England, has considered, nominated, and named Ralph B. Hastings as a member of the international Biographical Center. His name will be included in its biographical publication "Leading Professionals of the World, 2010."
Each year the IBC investigates from all disciplines and from a wide variety of sources, names to be included in its reference books and its awards program. Each recipient has made a significant contribution in their field to engender influence on a local, national or international basis.
Retired from the music faculty of Malone Central School and as organist of Malone's First Baptist Church, Hastings received degrees from Onondaga Community College, Syracuse (A.A.S.) and the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam (B.S., M.S., M.M.) in music education and music history and literature.
A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Hastings has published compositions with Belwin/Mills Columbia Pictures Publications (Alfred Publishing), Abingdon Press, and Wayne Leupold Editions. He is also a member of the St. Lawrence River Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, serving as dean; SUNY Potsdam Chapter of Phi Mu Lambda, the American Academy of Distinguished Graduate Students, the Potsdam Alumni Association Board of Trustees, and is serving as president of the Julia E. Crane Alumni Association, Board of Trustees. He has also served as chairman of the Helen H. Hosmer Excellence in Music Teaching Award Committee and has collaborated with SUNY Potsdam's Center for Life-long Education and Recreation in teaching "The King of the Instruments: Introduction to the Organ for Use in Worship." Hastings serves on the Board of the Orchestra of Northern New York, and has previously been named to Who's Who in American Junior Collegees, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in American Education.