Christopher Tranberg is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Administration at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior studies include Administrator Certification from Sacred Heart University, an MMEd from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, and a BME from Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. With twenty years of experience in education, Chris is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Granby Public Schools (Granby, CT). Previous leadership experiences include: Principal of Avon High School (Avon, CT), Assistant Principal of Simsbury High School (Simsbury, CT), and Director of Performing Arts (Simsbury, CT).Before his work in administration, Chris enjoyed several years as an elementary music teacher in Connecticut, New Jersey, and Ohio.
Chris is a founding member of the Feierabend Association of Music Education (FAME) and served as the initial chair of Teacher Training at the inception of the organization. Recently, Chris co-authored First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk, and the upcoming Conversational Solfege with Orff Schulwerk published by GIA Publications, Inc. Notably, he is past president of the Connecticut Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association and a former editorial board member of AOSA’s national publication, The Orff Echo. Chris completed his Kodaly training at the Hartt School where he worked as John Feierabend’s graduate assistant for two years. Chris also completed his Orff Levels and Masterclass at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Chris is an active presenter and consultant in the areas of equitable instructional practices, curriculum development, measurement and evaluation, teacher collaboration, and various topics in music education. Chris was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) as a representative of Assistant Superintendents and executive district leaders who support Superintendents.