Wayne Splettstoeszer

Wayne Splettstoeszer received his BS-ED and Master’s Degree  in music education  from Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut.  As a music teacher at Saint Bernard High School in Uncasville, Connecticut from 1994-1996 he was in charge of all aspects of the music program. Since 1996 Wayne has been Director of Bands/Music Technology at Torrington High School, Torrington, Connecticut. Under his direction the Torrington High School Symphonic, Jazz and Marching Bands have grown and received numerous first place awards. In 2006 the THS “Pride of Torrington” Marching Band was selected to represent the State of Connecticut in the National Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. In 2007 the Torrington High School String Orchestra received 1st Place Best Appearing High School Orchestra at the Festivals of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. In 2008 the Torrington High School Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble both received 1st Place Superior Ratings and Adjudicator’s Awards as the highest scoring ensembles at the Heritage Music Festival in Philadelphia, PA.  Torrington High School also received Instrumental and Festival Sweepstakes Awards as well. The Torrington High School Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform with the United States Air Force Airmen of Note Jazz Ensemble and the United States Navy “Next Wave” Jazz Ensembles on their Connecticut Tours. In 2010 the THS “Pride of Torrington” Marching Band was selected to represent the State of Connecticut and the New England Region in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C

 

WAYNE SPLETTSTOESZER

EDUCATION:
B.A. in Music Education. Central Connecticut State University, May 1994

M.A.in Music Education. Central Connecticut State University, May 2004

CERTIFICATION:
Connecticut: 049 – Teacher of Music Grades K-12, Professional Certificate

EMPLOYMENT:

Torrington High School
Torrington, CT
September 1996 – Present
Director of Instrumental Music/Music Technology
Responsibilities: Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensembles, String Orchestra, Music Technology I & II

Fairfield University
Fairfield, CT
September 2006 – PRESENT
Adjunct teaching course entitled “Music Technology for Music Educators”

University of Massachusetts – Lowell
Lowell, MA
Summer 2004
Adjunct Assistant Professor taught course entitled “Music Technology for Music Educators”

Saint Bernard High School
Uncasville, Connecticut
September 1994-May 1996
Music Teacher – Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, Mass Choir, Music Theory.

PUBLICATIONS:

2005:   Contributing author for “Technology and the Waning Subjects”  Converge Online

2005.   Contributing author for Instruments of Change Magazine Roland Corporation, Los Angeles, CA

2003    Contributing author for April Issue of School Band & Orchestra Magazine
Article: Technology: Music Technology Labs

2001    Selected as the cover story April 2001 School Band and Orchestra Magazine

2001.    Contributing author for Strategies for Teaching: Technology published by
Music Educators National Conference.

PRESENTATIONS:

2012   Presented a session entitled “What I Wish I Knew in College”
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

2012    Presented a session entitled “Lesson Plans for Music Technology”
Killingly Public Schools High School Music Department. Killingly, CT

2012    Presented a session entitled “ How to Use Garagband in the Music Classroom”
Berlin (CT) Public Schools Music Department

2011    Presented a session entitled “Lesson Plans for MS/HS Music Technology”
Berlin (CT) Public Schools Music Department

2010    Presented a session entitled “How to Start with Music Technology”
NEAG School of Education. University of Connecticut – Storrs, CT

2010    Presented a session entitled “Lesson Plans for MS/HS Music Technology”
Connecticut Music Educators Association All-State Conference – Hartford, CT

2007    Presented a session entitled “How to Start With Music Technology”
Canton (CT) Public Schools Music Department

2007    Presented a session entitled “Overview of the Torrington High School Music Technology Program”
Central Connecticut State University – New Britain, CT.

2006    Presented a session entitled “How to Start With Music Technology”
Stamford (CT) Public Schools Music Department

2004    Presented a session entitled “How to Start with Music Technology”
No Child Left Behind Arts Conference – Hartford, CT

2004    Presented a session entitled “How to Start with Music Technology”
Fairfield University Institute for Music Educators

2004    Presented two sessions entitled “Overview of the Torrington High School Music Technology Program” & “How to Start with Music Technology”  Connecticut Music Educators Association All-State Conference

2004    Presented a session entitled “Overview of the Torrington High School Music Technology Program” Massachusetts Music Educators Association All-State Conference Boston, MA

2003    Presented a session entitled “Overview of the Torrington High School Music Technology Program” at the Music Educators Association Eastern Division Conference in Providence, R.I.

GUEST CONDUCTING

2014   Guest Conductor CT ASBDA 8th Grade Band Day

2013   Guest Conductor  CMEA Southern Region Middle School Jazz Ensemble.

2012   Guest Conductor Berkshire League (CT) Conference High School Symphonic Band.

2009   Guest Conductor Charter Oak Conference (CT) High School Jazz Ensemble.

AWARDS, AND HONORS:

2012    Profiled on Midnight Music.com – Australian Music Tech Education
Article – Sharing Music Technology Classroom Ideas Focus U.S.A.

2010    Received the Outstanding Community Service Award from the Torrington Club.

2009    Received the Technology Institute for Music Educators
Mike Kovins National Teacher of the Year Award.

2007  Inducted as an Honorary member of the UCONN Chapter Tau Beta Sigma Band Fraternity

2006    Received the CMEA Secondary Educator Teacher of the Year Award.

2006.    Selected into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2006.

2005.    Selected into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005.

2004     Selected as one of 50 Directors Who Make a Difference by School Band and Orchestra Magazine.

2004    Appointed CMEA Music Technology Chairperson

2004    Received the Torrington Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year Award.

2004    Selected into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2004

2004    Received the Torrington Public Schools Teacher of the Year Award.

2003    Received the Torrington High School Teacher of the Year Award.

2003   Nominated for the Disney Creative Teaching Award

2002   Selected into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2002.

2001   Nominated Disney American Teachers Award

2000    Selected into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2000.

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