Case Study: The Power of a Transformative Teacher

At Lake Worth Community High School in Florida, Dr. Tiffany Cox finds a way to provide access to music for young musicians, no matter the challenge.

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Dig Deeper: How to Read Your School Accountability Report Card

One of the most effective actions we can take as music teachers is to seek an understanding of our entire school and community and not just our music program.

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I Created an Organization System for Music Directors

One of the challenges of being a band, orchestra, choir or general music teacher is how to manage everything in the classroom.

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Case Study: Rural Realities

Music educators in rural settings face a unique set of challenges.

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Case Study: A 10-Year Growth Plan for Enrollment, Facilities, Instruments and Staffing

Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson High School in San Antonio, Texas, opened in 2008 as the seventh comprehensive high school in the North East Independent School District (NEISD).

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Case Study: From a $67 Budget to Success — A Four-Year Journey

After two years of teaching elementary general music, I was ready for a change, so I applied to a music education master’s program and for more band jobs.

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Case Study: A Performing Arts Academy Offers Individual Learning and Career Exploration

Imagine training as a music educator while you’re still a senior in high school.

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Case Study: Use Intellectual Discomfort to Expand Music Offerings

Music teachers are unique individuals, but they often share a few common traits.

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Case Study: A 3-Week Fine Arts Exploratory Course More than Doubled Band Enrollment

In less than three weeks, the Ralls County R-II School District in Center, Missouri, more than doubled its beginning band program.

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Case Study: Summer Composition Program Addresses Gender Gap

Ever since I can remember, I have been writing music. I premiered my first real composition, entitled “The Mysterious Island,” when I was 8 years old.

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Case Study: Expanding the Footprint of a Storied Music Program

In the summer of 2018, I began my tenure as the director of bands at Shelby County High School (SCHS) in Columbiana, Alabama.

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Case Study: Practice Not Required

Yes, you read the title of this article correctly — please proceed with caution because this topic may offend most music teachers.

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Case Study: How Popular Music Education Transformed a Texas Program and School

When I started at St. Michael’s Catholic Academyin Austin, Texas, about 10 years ago, I was faced with two challenges: low student program participation and school size.

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Tips for First-Year Music Teachers from the 2021 "40 Under 40" Educators

Starting a new job is always stressful.  

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