COE Music Education majors, graduates on Grammy short list

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In what is becoming a College of Education tradition, four students who are part of the college’s Music Education program have been named quarterfinalists for the 2021 Music Educator Grammy award. Three of the nominees are graduates of the program, and one is a current student. The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current … Read more

West Michigan music venue’s ‘only hope’ rests on federal aid money which has been slow to arrive

SPRING LAKE, MI — Michelle Hanks is at the end of her rope waiting on federal funding to assist her Spring Lake live music venue. Seven Steps Up, 116 S. Jackson St., has no revenue, no employees and cannot afford to start booking artists without a slice of the $16.2 billion earmarked for live venues, … Read more

PS Youth Training Orchestra provides new approach to music education

PSYTO students perform at the Palm Springs Gala.

Nunzio Sisto will gladly tell you about how his nonprofit, Palm Springs Youth Training Orchestra (PSYTO), is inspired by his alma mater, the Juilliard School Pre-College. Or how his program is the first new approach to music education in more than 30 years. But the real story is about how his organization is striving to … Read more

Professor and Conductor Jeffrey Murdock Explores Importance of Music Education in New ‘Short Talks’

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University Relations Jeffrey Murdock The June episode of Short Talks From the Hill, a research podcast of the University of Arkansas, features Jeffrey Murdock, associate professor of music education at the U of A and the conductor of the Inspirational Chorale and Razorback Chorus. Murdock was recently named the recipient of the 2021 Grammy Music … Read more