Fine Arts/Band Director


The Crane School of Music: B.M. in Music Education
SUNY Binghampton: M.M. in Performance
SUNY New Paltz: Masters in School District Administration

Mr. Kessler is thrilled to be a new member of the Lourdes faculty. In the short time, he has been with us, he has been so impressed with the students and their musicianship.  

He has played in several pits for the musicals here at Lourdes (All Shook Up, Drowsy Chaperone, Charlie Brown Christmas) and just recently played piano for The Spoon River Project and the Christmas Revue. He is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, conductor, recording artist, trombonist, piano player, performer, clinician, and educator.

He is a retired Middle School Band Director from the Cornwall Central Schools, taught in the Newburgh City Schools, and was also an Assistant Principal in the Valley Central School District.