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Shining a Light on Urban Music Education

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  • The session will be presented as part of Conn Selmer's Music Administrator Collaborative and will include information about the Music Makes Us public/private partnership in Nashville, TN, with data from the Prelude: Baseline Research Report available at MNPS serves 88,000 students and approx. 80% are from impoverished backgrounds. The session will engage attendees around opportunities and advocacy for music education in an urban educational environment.
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  • 12/21/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Dr. Nola Jones is the Coordinator of Visual and Performing Arts for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Her duties include instructional support for approximately four hundred professional arts education specialists, curriculum planning, professional development and implementation of Music Makes Us, a public/private music education partnership in Metro Nashville Public Schools. Dr. Jones served as Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of Tennessee at Martin and Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music Education at Northern Arizona University. Dr. Jones received the Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University and the Master of Music Education degree from Mississippi College. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Jones maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor, adjudicator and clinician for concert bands, marching bands and honor ensembles. She has appeared nationally in forty of the United States and internationally in Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and Singapore. Dr. Jones has been a featured presenter at music education conferences in Arizona, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina. She currently serves a Judge Liaison for Drum Corps International. She has served on the Executive Board of the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, as a state chair for the National Band Association and is Past President of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters’ Eta Chapter. Her professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Music Educators Association, Tennessee Bandmasters Association, Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma and Kappa Kappa Psi.