The Director or our summer concert, Edward Snouffer, is enjoying his nineteenth year of teaching in Eanes ISD and is proud to be the Head Director of the award winning Westlake High School Choir Program that has grown to include nearly 500 students.
Mr. Snouffer has received numerous honors throughout his teaching career including Lake Travis ISD Teacher of the Year, Texas Region XIII Teacher of the Year, multiple listings in Who’s Who of American Teachers, and five Golden Apple Awards presented by the Westlake student body.
In addition to his teaching duties at Westlake, Mr. Snouffer has sung professionally with Conspirare, the Grammy nominated professional choir based in Austin. He has been part of two of the group’s recordings, “Through the Green Fuse” and “Threshold of Music”. In the Austin community, Mr. Snouffer serves as Associate Music Director at St. John’s United Methodist Church. Annually, he is a section leader for the Longhorn Music All-State Choir Clinic at the University of Texas at Austin, has served as coordinator of the Texas Music Educators Association’s All-State Men’s Choir, and is currently the Judge Coordinator for TMEA Vocal Region 32. Mr. Snouffer enjoys arranging music for Westlake High School Choirs and he is in the process of preparing a choral arrangement for publication by Hal Leonard Publishing. He is a state accredited adjudicator, as well as a clinician and accompanist for choirs across the state and is an active member of Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA), Texas Music Adjudicators Association (TMAA), and American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).
Andrea Snouffer, the accompanist for our summer concert, is the Head Choir Director at West Ridge Middle School in Eanes ISD, leading six award-winning choirs. Most recently, one of her choirs received the honor of being invited to perform at the annual Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio, and the national conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Salt Lake City, honors reserved for top performing groups in our state and in our country.
Ms. Snouffer has been playing the piano for most of her life; her father was her first piano teacher. Through the years she has served as accompanist at many school and community functions throughout Central Texas. Her professional affiliations include the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association and Delta Kappa Gamma Fraternity, an honor fraternity recognizing excellence in the field of teaching.
Ed and Andrea are proud parents of two wonderful daughters – Lauren, a graduate of the Juilliard School and Houston Grand Opera’s Studio Artist Program, now a professional singer; and Emily, a student at the University of Texas, now working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance.