Music Educator Spotlight on Chris Gleason

Music Educator Spotlight on Chris Gleason

Today we’d like to recognize Chris Gleason, the 2016-2017 Wisconsin Middle School Teacher of the Year, a national semifinalist for the 2017 Grammy Music Educator Award, and the only music educator among the four finalists for the National Teacher of the Year Award.

Kay Hawley and International Women’s Day

Kay Hawley and International Women’s Day

Today, Tuesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. In observation of the day I’d like to recognize one inspirational music educator.

Tarpon Springs: Developing a BOA Grand Nationals Show

Kevin Ford and Tarpon Springs at Grand Nationals

The Tarpon Springs High School music program is extremely successful, with seven different ensembles performing on a national level. A few weeks ago I began a conversation with band director Kevin Ford in which we learned a bit about the program, staff, and their use of SmartMusic.