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Talking Up Music Education
29 minutes | 6 months ago
097- Celebrating HBCU Musicians and Music Educators: Bridge Builders at Heart
Mark Phillips, acting president of the Historic Black College and Universities Band Directors Consortium, shares thoughts on the importance of a “complete education” including the arts, creating exposure for students to experience full instrumentation in ensemble performance, and pivoting the organization’s conference to online.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
096- Music Educator Anne Fennell on Co-creating Music with Independent Learners
Music educator Anne Fennell reflects on the joy of teaching music, the limitless potential for creativity in music learning and re-imagining music education.
34 minutes | 9 months ago
095- The Museum of Making Music’s Pivot to Online Programming and Education
Staff from the Museum of Making Music- Carolyn Grant and B.J. Morgan- reflect on the universal language of music, pivoting to online programming, and the museum’s re-design for their 2021 reopening.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
094- Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6 Unites in a Time of Crisis and Isolation
Composer Eric Whitacre was inspired to write Sing Gently; a new piece to share through Virtual Choir 6. In a time of crisis and isolation Whitacre discusses his creative process and how to get involved in this global Virtual Choir 6 phenomenon.
31 minutes | a year ago
092- Wooten Woods: A Unique Blend of Nature and Music Education
As the youngest of five children, Victor Wooten’s musical family needed a bass player. The rest is history. In this episode, the 5-time GRAMMY award-winning musician talks about his Center for Music and Nature, dubbed “Wooten Woods,” a retreat center for musicians and students outside of Nashville, Tennessee and the journey that every person can take to make music – as natural as learning to speak. Recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show.
52 minutes | a year ago
091- Flipping The Script: NAMM Member and Music Education Advocate John Mlynczak Interviews Mary Luehrsen
A special “Flipping the Script” episode recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show features John Mlynczak interviewing Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation. The usual host of host of Talking Up Music Education, Luehrsen shares strategies for taking passion-to-action, the mosaic of music ed, and counting your blessings.
22 minutes | a year ago
090- Finding One’s Zone of Genius: Laura Escudés Pathway from Classical Musician to Live Show Designer and Producer
Violinist Laura Escudé chats with Mary Luehrsen about her early beginnings as a music student playing in orchestras and her career creating and designing live shows for herself as well as other artists like Kayne West, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato and many more. Recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show.
25 minutes | a year ago
089- Touring Musician Scott Page Talks Supertramp, Being Kind to Everyone You Meet and Giving Back
Scott Page, musician, technologist, entrepreneur and performer, is widely recognized as the saxophonist/guitarist for Pink Floyd, Supertramp and Toto. Chatting with Mary Luehrsen at The 2020 NAMM Show, he reflects on his professional life of playing the trumpet and sax, his ever-expanding career options and being kind to everyone you meet.
16 minutes | a year ago
088- Meet The Grand Prize Winners of A Cappella at NAMM: UCLA’s ScatterTones
Grand prize winners of the first-ever A Cappella at NAMM, student leaders of UCLA’s ScatterTones discuss their performance at the Grand Rally for Music Education, opening up for Bobby McFerrin, and the confidence they gain when singing together. Recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show.
23 minutes | a year ago
087- Music Education Advocate and NAMM Member Mark Despotakis on Bringing Everyone to The Table
NAMM member Mark Despotakis discusses the importance of bringing everyone to the table to advance music education advocacy efforts, the value of attending The NAMM Show as a music educator, and being part of the “SupportMusic Coalition.”
20 minutes | a year ago
086- Music at the Border: Eric Booth on Expanding an El Sistema Program in a Border Community in Tornillo, Texas
Arts education leader Eric Booth spent the last 13 years working with El Sistema-inspired programs that bring music education opportunities to children and youth that also propel community connections. Booth talks about his beginnings as a Broadway actor, moving to Tanzania and Venezuela as a teacher, and working with The NAMM Foundation to grow a new El Sistema program in a Texas/Mexico border community where realities of immigration impact students and their families.
31 minutes | a year ago
085- Steve Venz: Creating Change Through Music Education
Steve Venz, Chief Program Officer of Little Kids Rock -a NAMM Foundation grantee- shares his insight as a devoted music education advocate including a review of resources available to teachers and administrators to serve as champions for music education in their communities.
11 minutes | a year ago
084- GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going To The NAMM Show
Stephanie Landino, senior at Millersville University, PA chats about attending The 2019 NAMM Show through the GenNext program and how it boosted her college-to-career path.
25 minutes | a year ago
083- Chris Martin on Expanding Music Making Opportunities
Chris Martin, president and CEO of Martin Guitar, discusses his recent role as Founding-Chair of The NAMM Foundation. Martin chats about a few things he finds to be remarkable, namely picking up a ukulele for the first time, digital technology and the meaning and rewards of donating to The NAMM Foundation.
18 minutes | a year ago
082- Mike Reisman on Fulfilling the Music Education Vision of Late Wife and NAMM Member Liz Reisman
Mike Reisman, President of MKTG, reflects on the life and loves of his late wife Liz Reisman: playing the flute, a vision for music education opportunities, and activism for elephants in Thailand. Reisman shares the reasons to creating The Liz Reisman Fund for School Music Education in The NAMM Foundation.
16 minutes | 2 years ago
081- The Drum Corps Experience with Innovator Bob Morrison
Robert Morrison, founder of Quadrant Arts Education Research, the nation’s leading arts education research and intelligence organization, joins host Mary Luehrsen to discuss the Drum Corps experience and what he did to change marching ensembles for years to come.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
080- A Commitment to Excellence: Bernie Williams
Bernie Williams joins guest host Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM, at NASMD. Bernie shares how his resiliency and determination in both baseball and music led to overall excellence in both fields.
37 minutes | 2 years ago
079- Multiple Paths to Success: NAMM Young Professionals Sound Off on Cultivating Their Roles in The Music Industry
NAMM Young Professionals (NAMM YP) is a network of music industry professionals under the age of 40. Several NAMM YP’ers joined us live at NASMD to talk about their roles in the music products industry, and the windy roads that led them to their current careers: Mark Despotakis, Progressive Music; Stephanie Murphy, DANSR; Nick Averwater; and Ryan West, West Music.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
078- Mike Meyer on Putting Music Education Programs Front and Center
Mike Meyer- of Meyer Music and current president of the National Association of School Dealers- discusses his motivation for making sure music education programs are present in communities across the country. In this podcast episode Mike highlights supporting music education in schools and how to help music educators get more kids playing music.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
077- Rising Up With Music After Tragedy: The Song Goes On
Fred Schiff of All County Music chats about how music is bringing layers of healing to the Parkland, Florida community after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. Sitting down with Mary Luehrsen at NASMD, Fred talks about how music has helped the community of Parkland move forward and rise up. His company gave away 50 trombones in 50 different schools to recognize Alex Schachter, a freshman band student who was killed during the shooting.
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