Mr. Gottesman @ STHS & STMS
Phone: 215-233-6030 x2052
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Trumpet Performance/Music Ed. Temple University, 1995 Master of Music Jazz Studies Rowan University, 2005
Mr. Chuck Gottesman
Mr. Gottesman is the Director of Instrumental Ensembles and a music educator at Springfield Township High School and has served in this capacity since 1995. In addition to his responsibilites at STHS, he is also the Director of the 7/8 Band and the Jazz Spartans at Springfield Township Middle School, and serves as the K-12 Curriculum Coordinator for the Music Department. Mr. Gottesman holds a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance/Music Education from Temple University (1994) and a Master of Music in Jazz Studies from Rowan University (2005). Mr. Gottesman is also an active professional musician in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.
Performing Arts Department Philosophy
The performing arts (music and theater) develop and promote life skills that increase creativity and discipline. These skills include:
- Teamwork and collaboration
- Public speaking
- Problem solving
Our classes are successful for students of all ability levels, from potential collegiate music and theater majors to those who are just at the beginning of their journey. The performing arts are a critical piece in the education of the whole child and a much-needed release for many students caught up in the daily grind of academic work.We strongly believe that it is no coincidence that a very high percentage of Springfield's valedictorians and salutatorians have been members of the band, chorus, or theater -- more often, all three!