Talking Up Music Education is a podcast from The NAMM Foundation hosted by Mary Luehrsen that celebrates music learning through conversations with artists, teachers and students, music business professionals, and thought leaders who are passionate about music education.
097- Celebrating HBCU Musicians and Music Educators: Bridge Builders at Heart
Mark Phillips, acting president of the Historic Black College and Universities Band Directors Consortium, shares thoughts on the importance of a “complete education” including the arts, creating exposure for students to experience full instrumentation in ensemble performance, and pivoting the organization’s conference to online.
096- Music Educator Anne Fennell on Co-creating Music with Independent Learners
Music educator Anne Fennell reflects on the joy of teaching music, the limitless potential for creativity in music learning and re-imagining music education.
095- The Museum of Making Music’s Pivot to Online Programming and Education
Staff from the Museum of Making Music- Carolyn Grant and B.J. Morgan- reflect on the universal language of music, pivoting to online programming, and the museum’s re-design for their 2021 reopening.
094- Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir 6 Unites in a Time of Crisis and Isolation
Composer Eric Whitacre was inspired to write Sing Gently; a new piece to share through Virtual Choir 6. In a time of crisis and isolation Whitacre discusses his creative process and how to get involved in this global Virtual Choir 6 phenomenon.
093- Music Haven’s Mandi Jackson Chats Virtual Learning for Connecticut Music Students
Mandi Jackson, Executive Director Music Haven shares thoughts about equity and access to music education and virtual music as a life line for students in New Haven, Connecticut.
092- Wooten Woods: A Unique Blend of Nature and Music Education
As the youngest of five children, Victor Wooten’s musical family needed a bass player. The rest is history. In this episode, the 5-time GRAMMY award-winning musician talks about his Center for Music and Nature, dubbed “Wooten Woods,” a retreat center for musicians and students outside of Nashville, Tennessee and the journey that every person can take to make music – as natural as learning to speak. Recorded LIVE at The 2020 NAMM Show.
Keep Music Education Moving Forward
A great conversation to keep music education moving forward. Nice work, NAMM Foundation.
Great way to expand the advocacy conversation!
Kudos to the NAMM Foundation for providing this tool to help us support music education!
Talking Up Music Education
What a fantastic resource with real life conversations. So much positive, forward movement in music education. Thank you for bring this to a larger audience!