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Mr. Snyder is the Director of Bands Grades 5-8 and the Jazz Ensemble at Bernardsville Middle School. He is also the assistant director for the Bernards High School Marching Band. Mr. Snyder has been teaching in the Somerset Hills School District since 2005.
Mr. Snyder holds his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware and his Master's of Music in Music Education degree from the prestigious Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He held the lead trumpet position of both jazz ensembles while he attended the University of Delaware and Rutgers University. Mr. Snyder is an accomplished trumpet player and has performed at various venues such as Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York, The RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana and The Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.
Mr. Snyder encourages all of his music students to put forth their best efforts, practice with a purpose, and to not be afraid of making a mistake. To quote the great hockey player, Wayne Gretzky, "You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take."