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Northwest students are Career Ready. Day One.

Northwest means the world to me. I don't think I would be where I am now if it wasn't for Northwest. It has given me the most opportunities that I could've ever imagined.

Ali Snyder
Instrumental Music Education

Ali Snyder

Academic Class:  2019
Hometown: Hendersonville, Tennessee
Major: Instrumental Music Education
Other Activities:

  • Bearcat Marching Band, section leader and drum major
  • Kappa Kappa Psi, vice president
  • Symphonic band
  • Wind symphony
  • Orchestra
  • National Association for Music Education

The Northwest Experience

Music has always played a role in Ali’s life. In fact, it inspired her to make teaching music her life-long goal. During her time as a Bearcat, Ali received hands-on, profession-based learning experiences right away:

  • observed teachers in grades 5-9 as a freshman
  • participated in field experiences including outlining lesson plans as a sophomore
  • spent 90 hours in the classroom teaching lessons as a junior
  • student taught for 16 weeks as a senior

This provided Ali with the opportunity to learn the operations of a classroom and good teaching practices right away. Because Ali took advantage of all the music department has to offer, she graduated career ready, day one. 


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