Making the Case for Music Education

On looking back at my writing over the last couple of years, I’m struck by how much of it includes justifications for music education in our schools. You’re more than welcome to comb through all of it, but I’ve selected a couple of articles that might illustrate my comfort as an advocate for music education while speaking to fellow music educators and to parents and taxpayers.

Equalizing Secondary General Music: Our Primary Concern

Originally published in the Spring 2011 Illinois Music Educators Journal, this article focuses on the philosophical underpinnings for our profession seriously committing to secondary general courses.

Love, Loss, and the Bb Concert Scale

A true story about a teacher’s love for her students and the power of music to help heal.

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