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Successful Tips on Choosing the Right College for a Music Career

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  • This informative session is for students, parents, and directors who are starting their search for the right “fit” in a college on their journey to the future. Attend this session before College Night and see what makes that ideal “fit” for music careers. Learn today what can help you prepare for a successful future from a veteran educator/administrator who has rural to suburban teaching/administrative experience and a degree in counseling!
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  • 12/20/2012 04:30 PM - N/A
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  • Mary Jo Papich, known for her avid support and leadership in arts education, is co-founder of the Jazz Education Network. She is currently interim director of fine arts curriculum for the Niles District 219 in Skokie, Illinois. At Highland Park High School, she coordinated FOCUS ON THE ARTS festival, and worked with 400+ volunteers and 270 artists and was co-founder of the Passion for the Arts Career program. In addition to JEN, her leadership positions include Founder of the Puerto Vallarta Jazz Festival via HP Sister Cities Foundation, serving on the Artistic Access to Excellence Panel for the National Endowment for the Arts and as a member of the Quincy Jones Consortium, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic Advisory Board, past Illinois Music Educators Association state board, International Association for Jazz Education Executive Board of Directors, and Highland Park Cultural Arts Commission.