Long-time small-church leader and choir director
writing on: small-church music, Christian Education, and other ministries
Charles R. (Chuck) Snyder received his musical training at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. In 1977, following six years as a public school vocal and instrumental music educator in grades 1-12, Chuck became a staff member at The Presbyterian Church in Coshocton, Ohio. Over the years, his assignments there have included music ministry, Christian Education, and youth ministry.
Chuck is the music director and conductor of the Coshocton Community Choir, a 100-voice auditioned ensemble he founded in 1971. He also is the director of:
He has received numerous awards, including the Community Music Educator Award from the Columbus Symphony, an Alumni Achievement Award from Capital University, and the Signature Sinfonian award from Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national music fraternity for men.
His youth leadership experience has included eight summers as music director and dean of men at Lutheran Memorial Camp, 10 years as a Scoutmaster, seven years as director of Muskingum Valley Scout Reservation, six years as advisor for Order of the Arrow Section EC-6A, four summers teaching at the Boy Scouts of America’s National Camping Schools, and 22 years as director of the All-Ohio Youth Choir. He has received Scouting’s Silver Beaver Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the national Order of the Arrow, the God and Service Award for distinguished service to youth and the Church, and the Celtic Cross Award for faithful service to youth in Christian ministry.
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