Composer, clinician, and teacher Chris M. Bernotas brings a fresh perspective to the world of music education. An active composer and arranger of concert band music, Mr. Bernotas is published with Alfred Music, Daehn Publications, TRN Music Publishing, Northeastern Music Publications, and Bandworks Publications. His music has been performed at the Midwest Clinic and has appeared on J.W. Pepper's Editor's Choice list and numerous state lists. Mr. Bernotas is co-author of the third and fourth books in Alfred's revolutionary Sound Innovations series along with Peter Boonshaft.
Mr. Bernotas holds a BM from William Paterson University and an MAT from Marygrove College. As an instrumental music teacher at Mountain Lakes High School in New Jersey, he conducts the wind ensemble, concert band, pep band, jazz band, and pit orchestra. Mr. Bernotas was recognized as "Educator of the Year" in 2005 and has been listed several times in Who's Who Among American Teachers.