Bethany Robinson – Bio

Bethany Robinson is a Yamaha Performing Artist, 2022 Grammy Music Educator Award Finalist, and President of the Indiana Jazz Educators Association. She is the Jazz Band Program Director for Noblesville Schools in Noblesville, Indiana, a 2021 and 2022 Essentially Ellington Finalist. Robinson was named 2014 Indiana Jazz Educator of the Year, 2015 Noblesville Teacher of the Year and 2016 Indiana Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalist. She co-leads the annual Indiana Jazz Girls Day, was a keynote speaker for the 2021 Australia National Band and Orchestra Conference, presenter for the 2022 Indiana Music Educator Association Conference, and will present on Building Jazz Culture at the 2022 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. She was named a 2022 Jazz Heroes by the Jazz Journalists Association, which honors advocates who have had a significant impact in their local community. She spends her time outside the classroom playing upright and electric bass. 

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