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Craig B. Knapp

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


MA, 2002, SUNY Stony Brook Univ; BM, 1998, SUNY Coll Potsdam


Craig B. Knapp is in his 18th year teaching Classroom Music and Chorus, grades 3 through 5, at the Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School in the Rocky Point School District. A graduate of the Crane School of Music, Mr. Knapp has also studied with distinguished educators and musicians including John Feierabend, Jos Wuytack, Janet Galván, Will Schmid and Bobby McFerrin.

Mr. Knapp's choral ensembles have performed annually at NYSSMA Major Organization Evaluation Festivals since 2003, where they have received consistent "Gold" and "Gold With Distinction" ratings. Mr. Knapp frequently has students participating in various American Choral Directors Association’s Children's Honor Choirs, and, in the Organization of American Kodály Educators’ National Children’s Choirs. With his innovative and energetic approach to music education, Craig Knapp directs the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of New York’s Children’s Treble Choirs, where he has conducted at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has conducted several commissioned pieces by renowned composers including Nick Page and Jim Papoulis. Craig has presented elementary classroom music and choral workshops at various music education conferences, and has been a guest conductor for Dutchess, Nassau, Rockland, Schoharie and Suffolk County Music Educators’ Associations as well as guest conducting the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association Elementary ChorusFest

Mr. Knapp is a Past-President of SCMEA (Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association). Craig is actively involved with NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association), currently serving on their Curriculum Committee. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and the Administrative Program Coordinator for the Orff-Schulwerk Summer Studies at Hofstra University and is the Membership Chairperson for LIAOSA (Long Island Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association). Craig is a Lifetime Member of OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators). He is also a Lifetime Member of ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), where he actively serves as chairperson for the ACDA Eastern Division Elementary Honor Choir, and Long Island Regional Representative for the New York Chapter. Mr. Knapp is also a founding member of FAME (Feierabend Association for Music Education), where he is a Lifetime Member and serves on their Board of Directors as Member at Large.

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