Biography of Prof. D. Horatio Snyder
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Snyder, Prof. D. Horatio, was born in West Sand Lake November 12, 1862. He attended district and select schools in West Sand Lake for many years and later attended the Troy Academy, and took there a special course preparatory to becoming a teacher, returned to West Sand Lake, and for many years taught in the district schools at the latter place and vicinity. He went to Hoosick Falls in 1887, and was appointed principal of the Classic Street Academy, which position he filled in a highly satisfactory manner for three and a half years. He was then promoted to fill a vacancy as teacher of several branches in the high school, and to have complete supervision of the music in all of the public schools in this place. This position he is still filling in a most satisfactory' and painstaking manner. During his term of office in the position, the 1,500 public school pupils there have taken an unprecedented interest in the study of music, and wonderful strides have been made in that im portant branch. Prof. Snyder is also a graduate of the American Institute of Normal Methods of Vocal Music, and also received a certificate from the Metropolitan Conservatory in pianoforte. He is also chairman of the committee of specialties of public school music of the New York State Musical Association. He is of a genial and friendly disposition, and has a vast circle of friends in the musical world. For the past six years he has acted as director of the quartette choir of St. Luke's church in Cambridge.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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