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Composer, conductor, clinician, and educator Chris M. Bernotas (b.1969) earned a Bachelor of Music degree from William Paterson University and a Master's in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. As the Director of Instrumental School Methods and Repertoire for Alfred Music, he draws upon his 28-year experience as an instrumental music teacher in New Jersey, bringing an energetic and enthusiastic approach to the world of music education.
As a widely published composer and author, he co-authored, along with Dr. Peter Boonshaft, "Sound Innovations: Ensemble Development for Young, Intermediate, and Advanced Concert Band." He also co-authored, alongside Dave Black, Alfred's groundbreaking percussion method, "Sound Percussion."
As an active composer and arranger of concert band, string orchestra, and marching band music, Mr. Bernotas is highly sought after nationwide. He is often commissioned to create new works, serves as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and provides clinics on various music education topics.
He resides in New Jersey with his wife Cristina and three kids.
For recordings please go to: www.youtube.com/chrisbernotas