When Linda Wagner took over as Anaheim Elementary Schools Superintendent, there were no music programs in any of the schools. Linda shares the steps that Anaheim is taking to achieve their goal of having a fully supported music program in every school.
Bernie Williams joins us live from the 2017 NAMM Show to discuss the influence music has had in his life, earning a college degree later in life, and how his musical abilities have grown over the last several years.
Savannah Buist, Katie Larson, Michael Dause started making beautiful music in Traverse City, Michigan in 2012 and are quickly gaining attention. Billboard magazine named them one of the top breakout bands after hearing them play SXSW in 2015, and they delighted the crowds at the 2017 NAMM Show.
Recorded LIVE at NAMM 2017, music producer Terry Wollman joins Mary Luehrsen to discuss how the role of the producer and how to serve the artist and the song.
Musical coalitions are a powerful way to accomplish mutual goals. Heather Noonan, Vice President for Advocacy for the League of American Orchestras says that having really strong coalitions effects engaging national efforts and working strategically together is crucial for success.
Arts Education Partnership director, Jane Best, discusses the work of the Education Commission of the States. Jane talks about the work the organization is doing to support theater arts, dance, drama, visual arts, and of course, music.
Jeff Poulin, Arts Education Program Manager at Americans for the Arts, discusses his work with arts and culture legislation. He shares his views on how community arts and cultural organizations work to increase public school arts education programs and gives information about Shared Endeavor.
Laurie Schell, Director of Music Makes Us, shares her success story of how the city of Nashville is helping advance music education. Through the work of Music Makes Us and the Music City Advisory Board, 60% of their students are involved in music education.