Elizabeth Anderson Lopez is an award-winning freelance writer based in Orange County, California, where she lives with her husband and menagerie of pets -- chickens, dogs, a parrot and a tortoise. With limited musical skills herself, she has enjoyed many live performances and admits to singing -- badly and loudly -- in the car. You can reach...

Elizabeth Anderson Lopez is an award-winning freelance writer based in Orange County, California, where she lives with her husband and menagerie of pets -- chickens, dogs, a parrot and a tortoise. With limited musical skills herself, she has enjoyed many live performances and admits to singing -- badly and loudly -- in the car. You can reach her at fromconcepttocontent.com.

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Emily Threinen: Music's North Star

As part of her True North approach to in­structing, Dr. Emily Threinen sees oppor­tunities to abandon the stick. Specifically, the director of bands and associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota recognizes when the baton is going to be helpful and when she needs to leave the podium to address an issue — especially with developing ensembles.


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Women in Music Education

As a female director of bands and associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Emily Threinen is aware of the importance of gender equality in music.

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Inclusive Repertoire

Dr. Emily Threinen, director of bands and associate professor of music at the University of Minnesota, talked about her teaching philosophy in the blog post, Emily Threinen: Music's North Star. Here, she focuses on how music educators have an opportunity to strive for inclusive musical experiences and repertoire for students and audiences. "Our music selections highlight our values. Making decisions on programming is incredibly personal, complicated, sometimes controversial and critical," she says.

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