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Welcoming Derrick Snead as NIACC’s New Director of Bands

NIACC is thrilled to announce Derrick Snead as the new Director of Bands. Snead brings a wealth of experience and a passion for music education that promises to inspire and elevate NIACC students’ musical journeys.

Snead is a dedicated educator with a mission to positively influence the lives of young people through music education. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master of Arts in Collaborative Educational Leadership from Fielding Graduate University. Currently, he is completing his PhD in Music Education at the University of South Carolina.

A native of Savannah, Georgia, Snead has a distinguished 15-year career as a music educator and conductor, teaching at both K-12 and college levels. His ensembles are known for their excellence and professionalism, a testament to his commitment to high standards and educational success.

Beyond the classroom, Snead actively contributes to the music education community across the southeastern United States and now the Midwest. He serves as a clinician, adjudicator, guest conductor, arranger, and performer. His professional affiliations include the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA), the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Minority Band Directors National Association (MBDNA), the Iowa Music Educators Association (IMEA), the Iowa Bandmasters Association (IBA), Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity Inc.

Welcome to NIACC Derrick Snead!

Welcoming Derrick Snead as NIACC’s New Director of Bands
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