Phone: 412-833-1600 ext. 6037
Degrees and Certifications:
BFA in Voice: Indiana University of Pennsylvania MFA in Musical Theater: Boston Conservatory Certification in Music Education: Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Mr. Steven Cosnek
Greetings Streams Elementary Families!
It is exciting to begin my second year of teaching at Streams Elementary school. To those of you I have not met, my name is Mr. Steven Cosnek and I am eager to “Leap” into the 2019-2020 school year as your students’ music teacher and choir instructor at the fourth-grade level. Last school year was filled with many firsts and I am thrilled to expand on the wonderful opportunities our building has to offer all of our learners here at Streams. I look forward to discovering more with my returning students and to the new first graders and their families, welcome to the music program of Upper Saint Clair! Your learners’ best interests will always be my first intent. The work we will embark on will not only focus on musical literacy and fluency but the pursuit to spark curiosity, develop integrity, and promote individuality. The time we are together in the music room each week is a gift and I plan to make the most of every moment I share with them. The journey that lay ahead is one I set out on with great ambition and high expectations for myself.
Please reach out to me if you have questions, concerns, curiosities, or simply wish to say hello! I can be reached either by my classroom phone at ext. 6037 or by school email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degrees and Certifications:
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Mr. Steven Cosnek began his higher education locally in 2005 when he studied at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania working towards his BFA in voice. After completing his studies in 2009, magna cum laude, Mr. Cosnek moved to Boston, MA in pursuit of a master’s degree in performance. He was accepted into the Boston Conservatory in 2010 as a candidate for their Masters in Music with an emphasis in musical theater and was conferred in 2012, in their first ever MFA in musical theater graduate class.
During his tenure living in the city of Boston, Mr. Cosnek sang professionally with various choral ensembles and was employed by the Church of the Advent as a member of their professional choir for six years until 2015. His professional acting career also encompassed regional credits around Boston working with non-profit organizations, such as the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, the Wheelock Family Theater, and Arts After Hours.
In 2014 and 2015 Mr. Cosnek traveled to Haiti, twice, to participate in a volunteer program teaching music to youngsters in rural Haitian communities, and jointly working to provide reliable and safe drinking water to surrounding communities where he taught. After his experiences teaching in Haiti, Mr. Cosnek returned back to the United States with a growing desire to teach and share his lessons from abroad. He moved back to Pittsburgh in August of 2015 to begin his Post-Baccalaureate studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania earning a certification in music education.
All the while being back in Pittsburgh, Mr. Cosnek has involved himself with organizations as an artist and educator. He sings on a regular basis with the professional choral ensemble, The Pittsburgh Camerata and teaches as a part of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus within their Neighborhood Training program in Coraopolis. This past summer Mr. Cosnek began training at Carnegie Mellon University in their 44th Dalcroze Eurythmics Summer Workshop. (What Is Dalcroze Eurthymics??)
Some of Mr. Cosnek’s favorite things to do include:
- Going for walks around Pittsburgh
- Eating Ice-cream/Snow-cones
- Riding rollercoasters
- Watching Star-Trek Discovery
- Spending time with my Mr. Chris and family