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Music professor receives advisor of the year award

D05_7Snodgrass01_t.jpgBOONE—Jennifer Snodgrass has received the National Collegiate Outstanding Advisor Award from Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) International Music Fraternity for female music majors and alumnae.

Snodgrass is an assistant professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University.

Snodgrass was nominated for the award by Appalachian’s SAI Epsilon Theta Chapter.

“Dr. Snodgrass has been an inspiration to her students. Her enthusiasm and professionalism must be apparent in all that she does,” wrote Mary Thomas, an officer in SAI’s western North Carolina province. “She has certainly made a strong impact on the Sigma Alpha Iota chapter at Appalachian State. She is an example of the type of leadership we nurture among our organization’s members.”

Snodgrass has been a member of the music faculty at Appalachian since 2005. She teaches courses in music theory and aural skills.

Snodgrass received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland where her research focused on computer-assisted instruction.

She recently received $39,823 from Microsoft Research & External Programs to explore the use and efficiency of Tablet PCs in the music classroom.