Music Ed Mentor Podcast #92: Interview with Composer, Activist, and Thought Leader Alex Shapiro

Music Ed Mentor Alex Shapiro

I hope that you’re in a good place to sit, relax, and enjoy this episode because this discussion with Alex Shapiro is one that I will never forget! Alex is a composer by trade, but so much more than that. She’s taken wind band music to a new level with the incorporation of recorded sounds and electronica. She is an environmental activist, thought leader, and mentor. She’s a creator in every sense of the word. In this episode we talk about life, finding meaning, living with passion, the Creative Repertoire Initiative (which, if you haven’t heard of this, is going to make your whole year right now!), and how you can change your perspectives about this whole new digital realm that we’ve discovered. All of that and so much more in this short discussion.

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Topics Covered:

  • Living with passion
  • Work-life balance
  • Finding a place for activism
  • Digital intimacy and looking at what we can do with technology

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Elisa Janson Jones

An experienced K8 music educator, Elisa Janson Jones specializes in helping music educators build, manage, and grow thriving school music programs and have long and happy careers. She holds a Bachelor of Music, a Master of Business Administration, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design.

Elisa uses her vast and diverse skill set to help nonprofits, businesses, and music educators around the world. She serves as conductor of her local community band, a columnist for SBO Magazine, and maintains a private lesson studio. Elisa is an internationally-recognized speaker, and has presented at national, state, and local conferences as well. She is the host and producer of the Music Ed Mentor Podcast, founder of the Society for Online Music Education, and author of The Music Educator’s Guide to Thrive and The Music Booster Manual.

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