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Chad Criswell

Current Occupation:  Instrumental Music Teacher at Southeast Polk Community Schools in Altoona, IA

Also Serves As:

  • Technology Columnist for NAfME Teaching Music Magazine
  • Iowa Music Educators Association State Technology Chair
  • Iowa Bandmasters Association State Technology Chair




Chad Criswell is a thirteen year veteran music educator, residing in central Iowa.  He has taught all levels of music instruction, including nine years teaching high school band before recently venturing into the land of elementary instrumental music.  He is a well respected resource person for many teachers, with his articles being published in such periodicals as School Band and Orchestra Magazine and The Mississippi Bandmaster.  He is also a contributing author to other professional publications such as the MENC's Teaching Music Magazine, and Technology and Learning Magazine.

While his passions focus on instrumental music he is also a very vocal advocate of educational technology issues, having earned his Master's degree in educational technology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002.   He has been asked to present sessions on various music technology related topics at local conferences in Iowa and was recently asked to be a presenter at the 2012 Midwest Clinic in Chicago and the 2009 National Music Educator's Assocation Conference in Washington D.C.

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