Dr. Dru Davison is the performing arts administrator for Shelby County Schools in Memphis. He oversees K-12 dance, strings and theater as well as other 6-12 music. He recently served as project chair for the Tennessee State Board of Education’s revised fine arts standards. Additionally, Davison has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department...

Dr. Dru Davison is the performing arts administrator for Shelby County Schools in Memphis. He oversees K-12 dance, strings and theater as well as other 6-12 music. He recently served as project chair for the Tennessee State Board of Education’s revised fine arts standards. Additionally, Davison has served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Education Reform Support Network and for the Insight Education Group. He has been a contractor with the Tennessee Department of Education and is past chair of the National Association for Music Education Council of Music Program Leaders during which he oversaw the revisions of Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Music Instruction.

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Collaboration is Key for K-12 Alignment

When leaders consider the ideal infrastructure for a school district's music program, they need to agree on how to set up K-12 feeder programs, create K-12 aligned curriculum, define a K-12 music education philosophy, and ensure equitable and sustainable resources.  

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