Supervisor of Student Teachers
Brockport College, CAS, SAS, SDA
Ithaca College, MM
SUNY Potsdam, BM
Frederic A. Weingarten earned his BM degree (with Performance Certificate) from Crane School of Music; MM from Ithaca College; and administrative certification from Brockport College. After 34 years in public school education, he retired from Rush-Henrietta Central School District, where he served as the Director of Music and Visual Arts. He currently supervises student teachers for Nazareth College. He has participated in various activities related to arts education, and currently serves as: Chairman for the NYSSMA Curriculum Committee; NYSSMA Certified All-State percussion adjudicator; a member of the RPO Education and Outreach Committee; President of the Board of Directors for the Park Avenue Dance Company; and Co-Chair of Rochester Area Council of Administrators of Music Education (RACAME). He has been recognized for his contributions to music education, having been honored by the Monroe County School Music Association in 2007 as the recipient of the Richard H. Snook Award for significant contributions to music education; in 1998, was the recipient of the Outstanding Music Educator’s Award in the Special Recognition Category, given by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; and in 2001, awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award for his participation in the Education and Outreach Committee of the RPO. He has presided at conferences regarding arts advocacy and the restructuring of school curricula according to state and national standards.