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Lori Schwartz Reichl

Lori Schwartz Reichl

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Am I Providing Opportunities Reflecting All?

Clinic Synopsis:

Reflect on the diversity and inclusivity of your program. Are you focusing on the needs of students as learners and global citizens, rather than only as musicians? Have your vision and vocabulary evolved to reflect a changing society? Have you implemented a curriculum that validates the framing of mirrors and windows for students to hear, see, and experience the world, cultures, music, and education in more than one way? These opportunities are crucial for acceptance, development, and unity.

Lori Schwartz Reichl - Biographical Information

Lori Schwartz Reichl has parlayed her experience of establishing and maintaining music programs in various educational settings into a portfolio career of serving as an active adjudicator, clinician, conductor, instructor, speaker, and writer. Lori is the author of over 60 articles and interviews for an assortment of education publications. She has conducted or presented in 15 states, including many international conferences, prepared countless K-12 professional development sessions nationwide, and has been interviewed for 11 music education podcasts. As a journalist for Teaching Music Magazine, she has written many featured stories. Lori is co-author (w/Robert Sheldon) of the e-resource Hit the Highest Notes: Tips from the Coordinator and Conductor for Hosting a Successful Honor Ensemble Festival. Lori designed her mentoring publications into a popular graduate course that she instructs at The University of the Arts and VanderCook College of Music entitled “Making Key Changes: Refresh Your Music Program.” Lori is the founder of Making Key Changes where she supports the mentorship of educators and motivation of students; co-founder of Women Banding Together, a global group that cultivates mentoring relationships and fosters the development of women band directors; and state chair for Maryland and member of the mentoring committee of Women Band Directors International. Lori earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Music Education and an Educational Leadership Certification in Administration & Supervision. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Music Education (ABD).