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Wednesday, July 20 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Modern Band 360: A District + Higher Ed Perspective

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Each panel participant will discuss Modern Band through the lens of their past experiences as teachers, higher ed. leaders, and arts supervisors. The panel will explore current trends regarding Modern Band in the classroom, and will discuss the future of Modern Band in their school districts and universities. This "past, present, and future of Modern Band" panel will allow the teachers to better understand the role that Modern Band has played, and will continue to play, in reshaping American music education.

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Bryan Powell

Director of Programs, Amp Up NYC, Little Kids Rock • New York
Dr. Powell joined Amp Up NYC in 2014 as the Director of Programs. Bryan is a musician and music educator with elementary, secondary, and college teaching experience. Dr. Powell is an adjunct professor of music and education who teaches at Hunter College and Bergen Community College and also facilitates online Masters and Doctoral level courses for Boston University. Additionally, Bryan is a leader of the Association for Popular Music Education... Read More →

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Hal Abeles

Professor of Music and Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Harold Abeles is a Professor of Music and Music Education at Teachers College, Columbia University where he serves as the Co-director of the Center for Arts Education Research. He has written numerous articles and books on music education. He is the co-author of the Foundations of Music Education and the co-editor of Critical Issues in Music Education: Contemporary Theory and Practice. His research has focused on the evaluation of... Read More →

Elaine Thomas

Director in the Visual and Performing Arts Department, Dallas Independent School Distric
Elaine Thomas is a Director in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for the Dallas Independent School District. Prior to becoming a director, she was the Instructional Specialist for Elementary Fine Arts and an elementary music teacher in Dallas ISD for 35 years. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 1970 with a Bachelor of Music Education and in 1997 from Dallas Baptist University with a Masters of Educational... Read More →
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Chad West

Assistant Professor of Music Education, Ithaca College
Dr. West is Assistant Professor of music education at Ithaca College. His degrees are from University of Michigan (Ph.D.), University of Georgia (M.M.Ed.), and Arizona State University (B.M.). He was a public school band director and has performed as a trumpeter for Princess Cruise Lines and for numerous light operas and community ensembles. He serves as a clinician for school honor bands throughout NY and as an adjudicator. His research has been... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ballroom B/C

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