Congressional Briefing: Beyond the Bubbles with Music

National Association for Music Education Presents:

Beyond the Bubbles with Music:
The Benefits of a Broader MindedTM Education


Rayburn House Office Building, 2168 (Gold Room)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

8:30 – 9:30 AM EDT

Refreshments will be served

Please RSVP

Hosted by the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), in coordination with music education’s premier advocacy event, NAfME Hill Day, Beyond the Bubbles with Music: The Benefits of a Broader Minded Education is sponsored by Representative Alan Lowenthal (CA-47) and Representative Gregory Meeks (NY-05).

Panelists with a wide variety of experiences teaching music, playing music, and making music education policy will participate in a dialogue about the importance of ensuring that music maintains a central role in the education of all students, both in policy and in practice. Recent efforts in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act set the stage for a lively discussion.

Join us for an engaging and informative conversation!


Glenn E. Nierman, President, NAfME, Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Kenneth Elpus, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

John Brandon, trumpet player for the critically acclaimed band San Fermin

Lynn Tuttle, Director of Arts Education, Arizona Department of Education, Past President, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education

Moderated by Christopher Woodside, Assistant Executive Director, NAfME

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Catherina Hurlburt, Communications Manager, June 18, 2015. © National Association for Music Education (