20 of the Yamaha “40 Under 40” Class of 2022 Are NAfME Members

Twenty of the Yamaha “40 Under 40” Class of 2022 Are NAfME Members

Yamaha 40 under 40

This past fall, NAfME Corporate member Yamaha set out to find 40 outstanding music educators under 40 who have gone above and beyond to grow, nurture, and strengthen music programs in their communities. Yamaha received HUNDREDS of nominations from students, parents, teachers, and community members from across the country. Meet this year’s 40 outstanding music educators who are making a difference!

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And among the “40 Under 40” were these members* of the National Association for Music Education:

David Amos

Heritage Middle School / Harvey High School

Painesville, OH

Justin Antos

Dwight D. Eisenhower High School/Saint Xavier University/Trinity Christian College

Chicago, IL

Cassandra Bechard

University of Northwestern St. Paul

St. Paul, MN

Stephen Blanco

Las Vegas High School

Las Vegas, NV

Robert Bryant

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Danielle Collins

Huntington Beach High School

Huntington Beach, CA

Alain Goindoo

Jeaga Middle School

West Palm Beach, FL

Jayme Hayes

Mayberry Cultural and Fine Arts Magnet Middle School

Wichita, KS

Amir Jones

Thomas W. Harvey High School

Painesville, OH

Damon Knepper

Ironwood Ridge High School

Oro Valley, AZ

Wesley Lowe

The King’s Academy

West Palm Beach, FL

Tammy Miller

Omaha Conservatory of Music

Omaha, NE

Bryant Montalvo

Central Falls High School

Central Falls, RI

Tanner Otto

Sycamore Community Schools

Cincinnati, OH

Joel Pohland

Pierz Healy High School

Pierz, MN

Alec Powell

Mountain Ridge Junior High

American Fork, UT

Mark Stanford

Springfield High School

Springfield, Delco, PA

Brandon Tambellini

Blackhawk High School

Beaver Falls, PA

Chris Vitale

Westfield High School

Westfield, NJ

Armond Walter

Meadville Area Middle School / Meadville Area High School / First District Elementary

Meadville, PA


* This number reflects those whose memberships were current at the time of this announcement and is subject to change.

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