Yurii Henriques

Education/Degrees

  • Post-Graduate studies in Music Education – The Hartt School
  • M.M. – University of Massachusetts
  • B.A. – Hampshire College

Honors/Awards

  • 2005, 2002, & 2000 “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”
  • 2003 Nominated/Selected to the American School Band Directors Association
  • 2003 & 1999 SWPS Music Program selected as a national Grammy Signature School
  • 2000 School Band & Orchestra Magazine, “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” Connecticut.
  • 1997 2005 Numerous Superior awards as conductor of the South Windsor High School Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble
  • 1991 “Nica’s Dream” arrangement premiered at the National Association of Jazz Educators conference, Washington D.C.
  • 1989 First student selected to conduct at the biennial Five College Choral Festival, Amherst, MA

Memberships

National Association for School Music

Research Interests

  • Philosophy, apologetics, and theology of music, education, and music education.
  • Conducting and ensemble performance.
  • Ear Training and Musical Literacy.
  • Composition and Music Theory.
  • Music History and Performance Practice.

What year did you begin teaching at TFC

2016

What courses do you teach at TFC

  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Hand bell Choir
  • Conducting
  • Orchestration
  • Introduction to Teaching Music
  • Elementary Music Methods
  • Middle & High School Music Methods
  • Instrumental methods courses
  • Clinical Practice

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy

Hiking, spending time with family, reading, and traveling (30 states in the USA, so far!).

People might be interested to know

Professor Henriques has taught music to undergraduates and students in grades 5-12 for 20 years in three different regions of the country. In addition to teaching, he has managed employees for a national Healthcare company as well as projects for an architectural firm that specializes in disabilities compliance.

Favorite verses/quotations

  • “Suppose there were no intelligence behind the universe. In that case nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. Thought is merely the byproduct of some atoms within my skull. But if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true?
  • But if I can’t trust my own thinking, of course, I can’t trust the arguments leading to atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I can’t believe in thought; so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.”
  • C.S. Lewis, Broadcast Talks
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Courses Taught

Orchestration
CMP 452

Orchestration

The student will learn idiomatic scoring for orchestral instruments in solo, band,...
Concert Band
ENS 130/131

Concert Band

The ensemble gives members practical experience in various performing instrumentations...
Handbell Choir
ENS 150/151

Handbell Choir

This ensemble performs literature suitable for the church and school. Membership...