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YOU are a Part of the Music Education Eco-System feat. Chiho Feindler (Sr. Director of Programs and Policy, VH1 Save the Music Foundation)

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The Master of Arts Management Program Presents
YOU are a Part of the Music Education Eco-System
feat. Chiho Feindler (Sr. Director of Programs and Policy, VH1 Save the Music Foundation)
Thursday, September 28, 12-1:20 pm
Hamburg Hall 1204
Lunch provided
RSVP by Wednesday, Sept. 27 Here <<<<

With never-ending budget cuts, policy changes, demands in testing, and various other challenges, arts education programs (including music education programs) are constantly in danger of being cut from public education.  In order to save the right to arts education for every child in the United States, all of us need to do our part to create a music eco-system.  VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Chiho Okuizumi Feindler will share her experiences working with school districts and arts education communities throughout the United States.

About the speaker: Chiho Okuizumi Feindler is the Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, responsible for the implementation of award-winning national initiatives committed to restoring music education in America’s public schools and raising public awareness about the benefits of music education.  Ms. Feindler completed the rebuilding of instrumental music education in such cities as Buckeye, AZ; St. John the Baptist Parish, LA; Columbia Heights, MN; Trenton, NJ, and directly manage ongoing partnerships in cities across the United States including Denver, CO; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Las Vegas, NV; Newark, NJ; New York, NY; and the state of West Virginia.   She created the Encore grant program and Ensemble Academy to further Save The Music Foundation’s mission.

Ms. Feindler has presented at numerous state and national educator conferences including Arts Education Partnerships National Convening, SXSW Edu, KIPP Summits, and National Association for Music Education Eastern Region Conference and provides consultation to communities throughout the United States as they face challenges that jeopardize arts education. She serves on the Arts Education Partnership ESSA Working Group, National Association for Music Education’s Policy Roundtable and the Sphinx New York City Advocacy Board.  She was a recipient of 2017 Casio Leadership in Music Education Award.

A native of Japan, Ms. Feindler holds Bachelor of Science Degree in music therapy with emphasis in special education and psychology and Master of Arts degree in euphonium performance.  She was a former Director of Education and Community Engagement at New Jersey Symphony Orchestra where she was responsible for the Symphony’s education and outreach programs, reaching over 900,000 residents in New Jersey.

Contact Ross Reilly at rossreilly@cmu.edu or (412) 268-6706 if you have any questions or difficulty registering for the event.

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