Troy Sexton provides the soundtrack to his own life, a constant rhythm of beats that not only define him, they saved him. Sexton — who spent almost a decade touring the world with Stomp, the percussive stage show — is an inked-up, energized example of how music can rescue a young student. Read More »
And, once again, the students in Buffalo take it on the chin. The city’s schoolchildren continue to be denied the educations they deserve and to which they are legally entitled. Bad becomes worse as the district makes deep cuts to its music program which, for many students, doesn’t lag far behind reading, writing and arithmetic in its role in producing well-rounded students who succeed as responsible adults. Read More »
As THE longest-serving player in the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s history, he has enjoyed a lifetime of adrenalin highs, playing world-class music under top conductors in beautiful concert halls to appreciative audiences across the globe. Read More »
Effective Advocacy is knowing your own situation and constantly tailoring communication efforts to have maximum impact. There definitely is a “one size doesn’t fit all” and you certainly have to find what works best in your own situation. The following paragraph contains a personal “communications make-over” example followed by additional procedures for our consideration and finally, I will be asking for your expertise and input (yes, there is a test at the end!). Read More »
Teacher Evaluation and Music Assessment Preconference in Nashville Will Discuss Measurements for Music Learning
The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) will host the Teacher Evaluation and Music Assessment Preconference on October 26 and 27, 2013. The Preconference will be held prior to the 2013 National In-Service Conference, October 27-30. Both events will be at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The Saturday, October 26, session is intended for administrators, music program leaders, and teachers, and will focus on the work being done by NAfME and partners to increase and improve the knowledge of effective music teaching and measurement of music learning. Read More »
New Hampshire Music Educator Heidi Welch Visits the White House for National Teacher of the Year Event
Four years ago Heidi Welch began planning a spring trip for her music students, a performance trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Welch, a 9–12 grade music teacher from New Hampshire, had no idea when she began plans for the trip that she would need to make little detour to the White House on the way home. Read More »
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