Program Health

Pamela Pike is the Herndon Spillman Professor of Piano Pedagogy at Louisiana State University and the editor-in-chief and chief content director for Piano Magazine. 
Serona Elton is a professor and director of the Music Business and Entertainment Industries Program at University of Miami Frost School of Music. She is also the Head of Educational Partnerships at The Mechanical Licensing Collective.
Dr. Jeffrey Nytch is the director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Dr. Donny Gruendler is the vice president of music education at Guitar Center. 
Dr. David Cutler is a distinguished professor of music and director of music entrepreneurship at the University of South Carolina. 
Omar Thomas is an assistant professor of composition at The University of Texas at Austin, Butler School of Music. He is helping educators rethink the way that they can build non-exclusionary curricula.  
Strike, an extracurricular percussion ensemble at Caledonia (Michigan) Community Schools, has been in operation for 23 years. 
Strike up the percussion ensemble and bring on the bagpipes.
Indiana University Bloomington music students circulated a petition calling for more diversity across the music school’s curriculum.
The first musical performance of the school year is an exciting milestone for beginning band students because they can showcase their budding musical talents to their family and friends.

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