A 1989 Tioga High alumnus returned home to spread his passion for music education to Central Louisiana high schoolers on Monday. “Music is a very powerful thing,” Kevin Tison told choir and band students from Alexandria Senior High, Buckeye High, Pineville High and Tioga. “It can move people.” Read More »
Music writes the songs that make the whole world sing. One hundred and fifty Santa Rosa County 5th graders – celebrating the man who gave them – the world of music. This Barry Manilow song wasn’t originally in the program for the Santa Rosa All-County Choir Concert. Until music and choral director at Bagdad Elementary, Heidi Grazes met the man himself.
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VHS Music Boosters, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to award three $1,000 scholarships to graduating students of The Villages Charter High School. Class of 2014 student musicians have been notified to submit their application to the VHS Guidance Office in order to meet the deadline slated for this week. The scholarships will be awarded to three Read More »
The Utah Music Educators Association held its first advocacy day, “Music on the Hill.” The event featured the American Fork High School Brass Ensemble, the Farmington Jr. Percussion Ensemble, two choir ensembles, and other performances. Speakers included UMEA President Sam Tsugawa, Utah Symphony CEO Melia Tourangeau, Utah House Majority Leader Brad Dee, and Composer Kurt Bestor, who was the keynote speaker. Read More »
DEFINING MUSICIANSHIP IN THE 21ST CENTURY: The Strategic Partnership Between Jazz at Lincoln Center and NAfME
When it comes to understanding the full impact that Jazz music has had (and continues to have) on the world, there’s one man in particular who has made it his life’s work to ensure that this legacy never dies. Wynton Marsalis is one of the most recognizable names in music today, and his work as a trumpeter and composer is legendary. His 30+ year career has earned him countless GRAMMYS, awards, and accolades. Read More »
Education Week Online, this week reports on efforts by Philadelphia Assistant Superintendent Dennis W. Creedon to restore arts programs after severe budget cuts. Even with a daunting budget shortfall in 2013, he was instrumental in helping to preserve and restore many of the arts education positions that were eliminated as part of those funding cuts. In addition, he is credited with developing critical public-private partnerships between schools and the performing arts community to provide further enrichment and exposure to the arts for students. Read More »
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