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Courtney Snyder

Associate Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music
Office: 2007 Moore

D.M.A-University of Michigan
M.M.-Baylor University
B.S.Ed.-Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Courtney Snyder joined the conducting faculty of U-M in 2014 as associate director of Bands and assistant professor, where she directs the Concert Band and teaches undergraduate conducting. She also directs the Michigan Youth Wind Band, a group of select, auditioned high school students from local music programs. Previously, Snyder served as the assistant director of Bands and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she directed the "Maverick" Marching Band and Concert Band, was associate director the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and taught courses in music education and conducting. While in Omaha, Snyder also served as music director of the Nebraska Wind Symphony, which was selected to perform at the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association Conference.

Snyder taught instrumental music in the Michigan public schools for six years. She has presented numerous sessions on conducting movement and technique and guest conducts throughout the United States, including CBDNA regional and national conferences, the Baltic Forum for Wind Conductors and Orchestras and numerous state conferences and workshops. She was recently awarded the Citation of Excellence award by the National Band Association.

Snyder is published in Teaching Music Through Performance in Band, Vols. 3, 9, 11 as well as School Band and Orchestra Magazine. She is a member of College Band Directors National Association, World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, the Conductors Guild, National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, and Pi Kappa Lamba.




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