About the Author
Harvey R. Snitkin, Ph.D. is an award-winning, thirty-five-year educator and musician. He holds both a doctorate in Music Education (Supervision and Curriculum Development) and an M.A. in Oboe Pedagogy, from the University of Connecticut, plus a Bachelor of Music Education from the Hartt College of Music. His experience spans every level of public school music, as well as the Armed Forces School of Music, UCONN, Hartt and Three Rivers Community Technical College (CT). He has spearheaded numerous arts education grants, and while serving 25 years as music director of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Youth Orchestra, he presented hundreds of elementary school programs as leader of the Symphony’s Music-In-The-Schools Trio. A two-time recipient of the Connecticut Songwriter Association’s Contribution to Education Through Music Award, Dr. Snitkin is also a member of the MENC, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Science (a voting member of the Grammy awards), an associate composer of BMI and the author of the Reed-Maker’s Series (HMS Publications, Inc.) for oboe, bassoon and single-reeds.