Prof. Don Schade
|Prof. Don Schade
Old Main 122-B
Don Schade received a B.M. in Music Education (vocal concentrate) and a B.M. in Percussion Performance from Susquehanna University. Mr. Schade has studied percussion with Dennis Kain, Donald Kuehn, Stanley Leonard, Saul Goodman, and Dr. Richard Gipson. He then continued his study at Penn State where he earned his M.M. in Conducting. After receiving his Masters degree, Mr. Schade taught in the capacity of choral conductor and percussion instructor at Susquehanna University. In addition, he was an adjunct instructor at Franklin and Marshall College where he was the conductor of the Concert and Chamber Choirs and also directed the annual Elizabethan Madrigal Dinner production.
After these college appointments, Mr. Schade accepted the position of Choral Director and Department Chairman at Annville-Cleona High School in Pennsylvania. His Concert and Chambers Choirs have performed often in PMEA State Conferences and three times performed at MENC National Conferences. His choral groups have consistently taken top honors in adjudicated music festivals. He has held various offices with the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) and the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). In 1992, Don received the "Leadership Award" from PMEA and the award for "Teaching Excellence" from the Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce.
In addition, Mr. Schade has served as the Choral Director of the United States Music Ambassador Honors Band and Choir program with whom he has participated in twenty-one performance tours to Europe and six tours to Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands.
Mr. Schade has completed coursework and comprehensive exams for the Ph.D in Music Education at Penn State University. He is currently completing his dissertation that is focused on vocal/choral pedagogy. His professional affiliations include ACDA, PMEA, NAfME, ChorusAmerica, IFCM, ISME, NATS, and PSEA.