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Gregory Snyder

Gregory Snyder, School of Music FacultyGregory Snyder is an adjunct music professor for Bowling Green State University. He is the Nashville Youth Wind Ensemble Conductor and a Side by Side Director for Metro Nashville Public Schools’ band program, coaching and advising band directors. From 1988-2015, Mr. Snyder was the Lakota and Lakota West High School director of bands, West Chester, Ohio.

During his tenure, Lakota West Symphonic Winds performed at the world-renowned Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2000, 2006 and 2011. The Marching Thunderbirds and Firebirds earned more than 70 grand champion awards. The Marching Firebirds performed at the iconic Tournament of Roses Parade in 2008 and 2015 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013.

He is guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for many high school bands and honor bands across the country. His most recent engagements include: The Idaho High School Music Festival; the East Tennessee All-State Band; the Sutherland Wind Festival at Fresno State University; the Northern Kentucky Select Band; Jackson High School Conservatory Day and Thompson High School Band Clinic. He is an adjudicator for Central States Judging Association. Mr. Snyder presented a clinic: Bringing Your Students Out of the Audible Shadow: The Importance of Chamber Music at OMEA and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.

Mr. Snyder is an elected member of the exclusive American Bandmasters Association. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Bowling Green State University in  2014. Following his bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in 1980, Mr. Snyder earned his master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music, Chicago. Mr. Snyder is a member of Phi Beta Mu, TMEA and the National Association for Music Education.