2024 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award Honoree

Jerry Nobile

Jerry Nobile

Student Support Services/Admissions/Educator
Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts

Jerry Nobile began working with Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts (LIHSA) nearly 30 years ago as a part-time Substitute Lecturer, and within five years was hired as a permanent Visiting Lecturer. Upon earning his career and technical education teaching certification, he joined the faculty as an instructor in the LIHSA Summer Arts Academy.

During his time at LIHSA, Mr. Nobile has been a beloved and admired teacher and mentor, and has served as a tireless student advocate. He has led the LIHSA Chapter of the National Tri-M Honors Music Society, and is the technical mastermind behind a large number of agency fundraisers, concerts and ceremonies.

Mr. Nobile draws upon his experience as a professional musician, educator, audio technician and businessman to help his students understand and navigate the industry. He has worked as a sound engineer in a wide range of settings, from theaters to outdoor festivals and mobile events. He now shares that experience with his students to teach them how to use analog and digital mixing consoles to create pre-production elements, such as soundtracks and sonic environments.

A talented and versatile musician, Mr. Nobile started performing professionally at age 16. He can be heard playing drums on several studio recordings, and has performed at numerous minor and major venues with a variety of artists. He is the owner of L&S Entertainment and the bandleader of Moonstruck, which has performed at countless events over the past 30 years. Mr. Nobile was featured in Newsday’s Faces of Long Island, and has been named “Teacher of the Year” by the Long Island Drum Center.