As conductor, teacher, and scholar, Sandra Snow’s work spans a wide variety of ages, abilities, and musics. She holds appointments in conducting and music education in the Michigan State University College of Music, where she interacts with undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of conducting, choral pedagogy, and choral singing. In 2007 she was a recipient of MSU’s Teacher-Scholar Award, which recognizes devotion to and skill in teaching as well as scholarly promise.
Snow conducts the Michigan State University Women’s Chorale, an ensemble that has appeared at consecutive conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (the Central Division conference in 2008 and the National conference in 2009). She conducts All-State and honor choirs across the United States. Professor Snow conducted the 2012 MENC National Honor Choir at the Kennedy Center and was the principal guest conductor of the 2012 Crossroads Children’s Choir Festival. She regularly presents at state conferences, headlining sessions for the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Professor Snow is author of the DVD “Conducting-Teaching: Real World Strategies for Success” (GIA, 2009), a resource for conductor-teachers at all levels of teaching. In addition, she is a contributing author of Teaching Music Through Performance in Choirs, Vol. 3 (GIA, 2011) and Conducting Women’s Choirs: Strategies for Success (GIA, in press). She edits the choral music series In High Voice by Boosey & Hawkes and is a member of the Choral Music Experience Choral Teacher Certification Board.