Authors for Our PreK–12 Music Curricula

Meet our Nationally Recognized Authorship Team

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Sue Snyder

President, aeIDEAS: Inventive Designs for Education and the Arts; Executive Director: The Total Learning Institute Norwalk, CT

Education B.S., University of Connecticut; M.A. Montclair State College; Ph.D., University of Connecticut

Honors and awards: Music Scholar-in-Residence, Connecticut State Department of Education; invited presenter on early childhood arts curriculum, Children's Television Workshop; NAACP Education Award, invited presenter, USDOE/PBS Ready-to-Learn symposium, "Children, Media and Literacy," Curriculum Director, USDOE Media Grant: Project LAMP.

Prior publications: Coordinating author, Share the Music, K–8; author. Music and You, K-8 (both Macmillan/McGraw Hill); numerous articles, books, and multimedia teaching materials, including Total Learning Digital

Role in Spotlight on Music:

  • Coordinated team of authors and writers who outlined, determined content goals, and selected song and listening materials and wrote lessons Student and Teacher Editions.
  • Wrote lessons for Student Book and Teachers Edition.

Areas of interest/expertise: Orff process, K–8 music education, teacher training/PD, arts-infused instructional design, brain development, total literacy, digital learning