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Matthew Ardizzone joined the Eastman Admissions team as the Associate Dean of Admissions in 2009. His educational background includes the Eastman School of Music, where he was the first guitarist to complete the Doctor of Musical Arts degree. Prior to attending Eastman, he received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in guitar performance from Ithaca College. His extensive background as a performer includes numerous concert and festival appearances across North America. He has been on the faculties of Bowling Green State University, Nazareth College, and the Eastman Community Music School.
Matthew has also held positions as Executive Director of Great Lakes Performing Artist Associates, and as the Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance. He is pleased to be back at his alma mater helping young musicians pursue their educations and careers.
Zachary Preucil is currently pursuing his M.M. in Cello Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, where he is also a candidate in the Arts Leadership Certificate program. He received his B.M. with honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in May 2012.
Zachary is also active as a teacher in the Rochester, New York area, holding a teaching assistantship at Eastman and serving on the faculty of the Kanack School of Music in Brighton.
In addition to his music-related pursuits, Zachary blogs regularly for Polyphonic.org, the Chicago Cello Society, and the Huffington Post.
Jennifer Snodgrass is an associate professor of music and director of graduate studies in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Snodgrass holds a B.M. in vocal performance from Meredith College and M.M. in music theory from the University of Tennessee. Snodgrass earned a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland where her research focused on computer-assisted instruction and pedagogy.
Snodgrass was recently recognized as the 2012 College Music Society Technology Initiative Award winner. Along with Dr. Susan Piagentini, Snodgrass serves as the co-author of Fundamentals of Music Theory (Pearson, 2012). Her latest textbook, Contemporary Musicianship: Analysis and the Artist, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Snodgrass was recently appointed to the editorial board for the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, is president of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the College Music Society, and co-chair of the newly launched Music Theory Pedagogy Online.