• MR. G's COVID-19 Online Learning Plan

    All assignments and classwork for Mr. Gottesman's classes during our extended COVID-19 closure will be posted using Google Classroom.  If you are not already a member of my Google Classes, you may sign up using the codes listed below.  Thank you, stay safe, and make some music; it has healing power regardless of what ails you!

    STHS Symphonic Band -- join with Google Classroom code ssoj24r

    Instruments of Rock -- use code 7ux73zj

    Advanced Guitar Lab -- use code 7i3vta3

    STMS 7/8 Band -- use code uiwznpy

    STMS Instrumental Lessons -- use code x3jqdsw


     Mr. Gottesman's online office hours are

    9:30am to 10:30am Mon Wed Fri

    2:30 to 3:30pm Tue Thu

    SDST online learning will be closed for Spring Break Mon April 6 to Friday April 10.

Mr. Gottesman @ STHS & STMS

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Mr. Chuck Gottesman

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:

    • Self-confidence
    • Teamwork and collaboration
    • Public speaking
    • Problem solving
    • Improvisation

    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!