Richard D. Snider, Youth Philharmonia Conductor
Richard D. Snider currently is band director at St. Michael's High School where his bands have received numerous 1st Division awards at the district and state contests.
has taught instrumental and vocal music from elementary to college levels, as well as musical theatre and art history.
Richard received the Santa Fe Partners in Education "Teachers Who Inspire" Award in 1994 and was inducted into New Mexico Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in 2001.
Richard received his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Texas Tech University.
is a freelance jazz bassist who has performed most recently with Ali Ryerson and Bobby Shew.
would like to thank SFYSA parents for providing music education to their children, fellow SFYSA associates for their dedication, his students for putting up with his odd sense of humor, and to Joe Rogers and Gary Wylie, his high school band teachers.