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Samuel Fritz

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Samuel FritzSamuel Fritz is currently Director of Bands and Music Department Chairperson at Center Grove Middle School Central in Greenwood, Indiana.  He is a graduate of Indiana State University where he earned bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. In 2001 Mr. Fritz received the Master of Arts degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University as a saxophone student of Dr. John Sampen.  The Center Grove Middle School Central Concert Band was a 2015 featured Middle School Ensemble at the Indiana Music Educators Annual Conference. At the conference performance, the world premiere of “Epic Bacon Funk” for solo saxophone and band, with Fritz as the solo performer.  Since then Fritz and CGMSC Bands have commissioned more music including a suite of 5 pieces for beginning band and orchestra. He is a two-time Center Grove Middle School Central Teacher of The Year, has served as music department chairperson, and is a member of the school’s technology and design teams.  Mr. Fritz is a repeat presenter at the Indiana Music Educators Association annual conference on large ensemble best practice techniques and has been invited to present around Indiana on 1-1 technology application in the music classroom. Mr. Fritz was a 2015 presenter at the American Middle Level Educators National Conference on applying highly effective teaching techniques in the large performance ensemble.