Administration Advocacy WMDs - the Why, the Mission, the Data
- This interactive session will include presentations successful in changing central & campus administration conversations from reduction, to music program expansion, including local application of music cuts and reverse-economics (Benham, 2011). Embedded will be related processes leading to a successful $663,100,000 bond package including significant fine arts improvements. A changing educational landscape has created the need for music advocacy to be reframed for the current climate of high-stakes accountability––a systems approach to traditional enrichment.
- Jeremy Earnhart (JLEarnhart@mac.com)
- 12/18/2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- Meeting Room W181
- Jeremy Earnhart is Director of Fine Arts for the Arlington, TX Independent School District. Educating 65,000 students, AISD provides world-class musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts programs. Mr. Earnhart was Director of Fine Arts for the Irving ISD from 2009-2013 and director of the state and national champion L.D. Bell High School Band serving from 1998-2009. Mr. Earnhart graduated from the University of North Texas with a BM & MME, has certifications in International Baccalaureate Music, and is currently working on his treatise in the Ed.D program at Dallas Baptist University. He is an active clinician, adjudicator, and presenter for staff developments/conferences such as the Texas Bandmasters Association & Texas Music Administrators Conference. Mr. Earnhart also serves as a consultant for groups including the 2011 National Champion Broken Arrow High School Band, and as Music Coordinator for the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.