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Public Relations and Music Education Work Hand-in-Hand

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  • The focus of this session is to introduce public relations and publicity techniques to the arts educator. It will guide them toward successful relationships with today’s media outlets and to establish a foundation in writing for them. Further, it will enable them to take advantage of media opportunities to promote concerts, festivals, award ceremonies, art exhibits and the like.
  • John J. Gallagher (
  • 12/14/2016 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Meeting Room W187
  • John J. Gallagher, Ed.D., is the Director of Fine Arts for the Longwood Central School District, a position he has held since 2006. He has served the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) as State Chairperson for Public Relations and Information since 2002; the Suffolk County Music Educators Association (SCMEA) as Commercial Membership chairperson since 2014; and the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York State Council of Administrators of Music Education (NYSCAME) as director of professional development since 2015. He created and has presented this arts advocacy clinic to various arts educators associations and educational institutions along the East Coast. His writings on the topic have been published in NYSSMA’s Magazine, "School Music News". His doctoral research studied the role of music administrators and music educators as advocates for their school music programs, and a portion of his dissertation was published to create NYSSMA’s Advocacy manual. He holds a B.S. in Communication Arts from St. John’s University, an M.S. in Music Education from C.W. Post College, an Advanced Graduate Certificate in School District Administration from the University at Stony Brook, and an Ed.D. in Educational Administration from Dowling College.