The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world. 

Leadership

Graduate work in higher education leadership and policy.  Breadth of experience successfully building and leading community engagement and undergraduate arts programs. Strong fundraising background. Inclusive piano teaching consultant.

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engagement

Active performer. Internationally recognized leader in the field of inclusive piano teaching.  Over fifty clinical workshops presented to music educators around the world.  Co-author of Inclusive Piano Teaching and co-chair of the special needs committee for NCKP.

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Teaching

Graduate degrees in special education and piano pedagogy. Breadth of experience teaching at the college and pre-college levels.  Student centered philosophy with a focus on equity, diversity and inclusion.   

OpporTUNEity Music Connections

 

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OpporTUNEity is a co-curricular service-learning project that provides underserved youth with a unique opportunity to receive music lessons and mentoring from undergraduate students in a supervised setting. OpporTUNEity was awarded the Boys & Girls Club Tennessee Area Council Award for Program Impact Excellence in the Arts in 2014 and 2015. In 2017, OpporTUNEity severed its relationship with Martin Methodist College. We are now in the process of re-branding as a non-profit organization with a global mission.  As we rapidly expand, our program becomes increasingly complex but our mission remains simple: to use college resources to bring musical opportunities to underserved youth in our communities, holding them to high standards of behavioral and performance excellence, while simultaneously providing engaging and enriching experiences to our undergraduate students. As we do this, we strengthen the ties to our local communities, leverage music as a pathway towards academic and behavioral excellence, bridge class and racial gaps in urban areas, and enhance the quality of students recruited our undergraduate music programs. In the end, everybody wins.  

 

 
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