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David Snyder

Professor of Music Education
School of Music
Cook Hall - CH 211
Office Hours
MWF 10-11
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David W. Snyder is currently Professor of Music Education at Illinois State University where he teaches instrumental methods courses and heads the graduate music education program. He has been published in most of the major music education journals and is a regular clinician with bands throughout Illinois.

Current Courses

104.001Group Instruction In Brass

499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis

360.001Introduction To Psychomusicology

498.001Professional Practice In Music Education

472.001Significant Developments In Music Education Curricula

104.001Group Instruction In Brass

400.003Independent Study

162.001Introduction To Instrumental Instruction

498.001Professional Practice In Music Education

473.001Psychology Of Music Learning

Teaching Interests & Areas

Teaching methods, brass methods, curriculum and assessment

Research Interests & Areas

Teaching pedagogy, assessments, classroom management and personality type as it relates to choice of major

DMA Music Education

College Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

MM Horn

Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX

BME Instrumental Music Education 6-12

East Texas State University (now Texas A&M, Commerce)
Commerce, TX


Horn Section Helps. Illinois Music Educators Conference. ILMEA. (2023)
Preparing for Success: Fixing Your Classroom Management. Illinois Music Educators Conference. ILMEA. (2022)
Teaching Everyone: Common Instrumental Problems and their Solutions. Illinois Music Educators Conference. ILMEA. (2022)
“If I could make a suggestion”: Advice for your band from experienced educators”. Illinois Music Educators State Conference. Illinois Music Educators Association. (2021)
Designing Rubrics for Standards-Based Grading. Illinois Music Educators Association Conference. ILMEA. (2020)
Trumpet Sectional. All-Illinois Junior Band. AIJB. (2020)