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Brandt Schneider
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Final Exam: Band and Choir
Band/Choir Final Exam  Spring 2016 Every student will complete the following exam.  We will work on this during class time and no student will be exempt. Performance: 50 pts Perform, record, edit, and publish a multi-part ensemble piece.  YOU will perform A...
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Rubrics
I think it is Gordon who talks about two types of grades: Two types of grades: idiographic (S's work relative to his/her own potential, i.e. music aptitudes); and normative (S's work relative to his/her peers). Is it more likely to use rubrics with one and ...
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Family Choir
As part of a district initiative to increase parent involvement in schools I started the Seymour High School Family Choir.  In November I sent letters and emails to all parents and faculty inviting them to join us at our concert next week. My plan was as fo...
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Practice
None of my band student currently study privately so I struggle with teaching them how to practice.  I want to try to avoid being their private teacher and keeping up with countless lesson plans.  I want to teach them how to do it. Today we did this: Practi...
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2015 Choir Repertoire
I spent a fair amount of time last Spring working on choosing repertoire for this school year. Some considerations: We got about 100% bigger this year (up to 64 signed up as of today).  There will be many new voices, but also many veterans. We can do some "...
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Final Project
As our final project in Band I assigned students the following: Perform, record, edit, and publish a multi-part ensemble piece.  This piece must contain at least three parts (trio), and can have up to 5 parts (quintet).  You will perform all the parts on yo...
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We have been rehearsing for our trip to Virginia.
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Winter Concert
Seymour High School 2015-16 Winter Concert   SHS Chorale Star Spangled Banner………………………………...…………………..….F. Scott Key Best Days of My Life…………………………………………..….…….arr. Deke Sharon Wake Me Up……………………………………………………………..….arr. Deke Sharon Parting Glass……………………………………...
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Brandt Schneider, a native of Newtown, CT, received a BA from Oberlin  College in 1991, a MPA from Syracuse University in 1994, and a Sixth Year degree in Educational Leadership from Southern Connecticut State University in 2008.  While at Oberlin he studied jazz composition with Wendell LoganDonald Byrd, and JJ Johnson and was a four year member of the Oberlin Jazz Ensemble.  He has taught as a music director in Los Angeles, Louisiana, Newtown, and Derby.  He has been selected as the 1993 Jackson High School Teacher of the Year, 1998 Derby teacher of the year, a recipient of the 2002 New Haven Symphony Excellence in Music Teaching Award, and received a 1993 commendation from the State of Louisiana legislature for outstanding teaching.  In 2001 he was designated a Palm Education Pioneer.  While an assistant at Newtown High School the marching band performed in both the Rose Bowl and Citrus Bowl Parades.  He has presented workshops and served as chairman of various Connecticut Music Educators (CMEA) Festivals and Ensembles.  Mr. Schneider is a member ofTeach for America’s Class of 1991.

      After joining the Derby staff in 1996 the performance music program grew from zero to fifteen large ensembles.  Students performed with Jung-Ho Pak, Tom Duffy, Ted Rosenthal, Phil Bowler, Awadagin Pratt, Earl MacDonald, Dan Goble, the Yale Concert Band, and the UConn Jazz Ensemble.  Students attended the 2001 and 2004 IAJE Festival in New York City.  In 2002 both the DHS Jazz Ensemble and Small Ensemble program were selected to perform at the CMEA Conference. In 2005 Mr. Schneider presented a workshop on handheld computers  in Jazz Education at the IAJE conference in Long Beach, CA. 

As a track coach Mr. Schneider has led several teams to league and state titles in Louisiana and Connecticut.  Mr. Schneider currently teaches music at Seymour High School.  

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  • Oberlin College
    History, 1991
  • Southern Connecticut State University
    Education Admin, 2008
  • Syracuse University
    Public Administration, 1994
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