Mr. Bernotas

Mr. Bernotas

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Instrumental Music Program! I have been teaching in this terrific district since 1994....and have many, many........many years left in me!

Professional Bio:

Composer, clinician, and teacher Chris M. Bernotas brings a fresh perspective to the world of music education. Mr. Bernotas is co-author of third book in Alfred's revolutionary method Sound Innovations series, along with Peter Boonshaft. An active composer and arranger of concert band music, Mr. Bernotas is published with Alfred Music Publishing, Daehn Publications, TRN Music Publishing, Northeastern Music Publications and Bandworks Publications. His music has been performed at the Midwest Clinic and has appeared on J.W. Pepper's Editor's Choice list and numerous state lists.

Mr. Bernotas holds a BM from William Paterson University and an MAT from Marygrove College. As an instrumental music teacher at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey, he conducts the wind ensemble, concert band, pep band, jazz band, and pit orchestra. Mr. Bernotas was recognized as "Educator of the Year" in 2005 and has been listed several times in Who's Who Among American Teachers.

As a performer, he was a member of the Hanover Wind Symphony, a prominent community concert band in New Jersey, and has served the North Jersey Area Band as President, and Symphonic Band conductor. He has also served on the executive board for the New Jersey School Music Association, Region I, and has worked with the NJ All-State Band as a manager.

In addition to accepting commissions, Mr. Bernotas is an active guest conductor and presenter at clinics and conferences. As a pioneer of integrating technology in the classroom, Mr. Bernotas hosts virtual clinics and "classroom trades" with teachers in the US and Canada. His professional affiliations include MENC, ASCAP, NBA, and NJMEA.

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