MENC Eastern Division Conference Makes Headlines

On March 14, MENC members attending the Eastern Division Conference were featured in an extensive article in the Providence Journal. Eastern Division President David Neves, Rhode Island Music Educators Association President Mark Colozza and State Manager Allen Tinkham, MENC Executive Director John Mahlmann, and several attending members were interviewed for the story.

Read “Music Teachers Say the Beat Must Go On” online.

MENC’s ongoing collaboration with Nintendo was also mentioned in the article. MENC members have been testing Nintendo’s Wii Music in their classrooms for the last several months.

While at the conference, Mahlmann and MENC National President Barbara Geer were interviewed about the importance of strong school music programs by several television news crews.

Elizabeth Lasko, March 18, 2009. © MENC: The National Association for Music Education