Hartt School appoints Phil Snedecor

The Hartt School of the University of Hartford is pleased to announce that Phil Snedecor has joined its faculty as Associate Professor of Trumpet, beginning in the 2016-17 academic year.

“Phil is a talented musician and educator, and I’m thrilled to welcome him to Hartt,” said T. Clark Saunders, Interim Dean of The Hartt School. “His impressive and diverse experiences in performance and academia will undoubtedly add to the learning experiences of our students.”

Mr. Snedecor attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he received the prestigious Performers Certificate and was a member of the premiere brass quintet, the Canterbury Brass. While earning his degrees in trumpet performance and literature, he also studied arranging and composition with Professor Rayburn Wright, formerly arranger for Radio City Music Hall. Mr. Snedecor is a former member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has held one-year positions with the National Symphony, the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera. He is Principal Trumpet in the Harrisburg (PA) Symphony Orchestra and former Co-Principal Trumpet in the Concert Artists of Baltimore. Mr. Snedecor has performed and toured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

Mr. Snedecor has served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, and George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, and has written a series of brass etude books that are required repertoire at many colleges and conservatories. His arrangements and compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. In 2012, Mr. Snedecor founded the DC Pops Orchestra, a 30-piece ensemble featuring some of the best Jazz and crossover artists in the region. The group has performed in venues such at the National Building Museum and Mellon Auditorium.

Source: Phil Snedecor, Hart School


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