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Musicians of Rochester: Casey Springstead

Mar 6, 2018

Meet Casey Springstead: he's the longtime wind ensemble director at Irondequoit High School, the Music Director for the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra and, because his schedule isn't full enough already, a French hornist in the Penfield Symphony Orchestra. In September of 2017, he was given the Faculty Service Award at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. When presenting the award to Casey, Hochstein President Margaret Quackenbush called him, "an incredibly thoughtful, dedicated, inspiring musician and educator, giving all the students who've had the good fortune to play under his baton the finest musical leadership I can imagine." Casey spent time with Julia Figueras, and talked about that award, his path to the band room, and which Rochester conductor he's shamelessly stolen inspiration from.

Credit Brook Nance