My name is Dave Stringham, and I’m pleased to be NAfME’s composition mentor for February. I’m an Assistant Professor in the School of Music at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Prior to joining JMU’s faculty in 2010, I taught high school and middle school instrumental music in Western New York. I am currently serving as Southern Division Representative and Chair-Elect of NAfME’s Council for Music Composition. I hope I can help to answer any questions you might have about teaching composition this month!