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Lynn Tuttle

Lynn Tuttle

Suzanne Hall

Suzanne Hall

Anne Fennell

Anne Fennell

Build, Sustain, and Expand Your Music Education Ecosystem

Clinic Synopsis:

This panel of experts representing diverse sectors will discuss current landscape of possible music teacher shortage and discuss what we can do collaboratively to expand the teacher pathways by sharing culturally relevant and culturally sustaining practices and approaches for music education that support students’ social emotional needs.

Chiho Feindler - Biographical Information

Chiho Okuizumi Feindler is the Senior Director of Programs and Policy for the Save The Music Foundation, responsible for the implementation of the award-winning national initiative committed to restoring music education in America’s public schools and to raising public awareness about the benefits of music education. Ms. Feindler completed rebuilding of instrumental music education in such cities as Buckeye, AZ; Columbia Heights, MN; St. John the Baptist Parish, LA; and Trenton, NJ, and directly manages ongoing partnerships in cities including Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Miami, FL; New Orleans, LA; Newark and Paterson, NJ; New York, NY; and the state of West Virginia. Ms. Feindler has presented at numerous state and national educator conferences including National Council on the Arts/National Endowment for the Arts Meeting, SXSW Edu, KIPP Summits, Arts Education Partnership National Summit, and National Association of Elementary School Principals Conference and provides consultation to communities throughout the United States as they face challenges that jeopardize arts education.

Lynn Tuttle - Biographical Information

Lynn Tuttle is Director of Public Policy, Research and Professional Development for the National Association for Music Education. Her duties include supporting music educators and state leaders in the areas of standards, assessment, teacher evaluation and the interconnection of federal and state policy. She also manages the production of NAfME’s 6 publications for the field. She is primary author of NAfME’s ESSA resources.

Suzanne Hall - Biographical Information

Suzanne Hall is Associate Professor of Music Education at Temple University where she teaches courses in general music and introduction to music education. Her previous teaching experiences include elementary general music (K-5) in Florida and Tennessee. Before arriving at Temple University, she served as the music education program coordinator for Augusta University and was an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida.

Anne Fennell - Biographical Information

Anne Fennell is President of the California Music Educators Association, the K-12 Music Program Manager for San Diego Unified School District in San Diego, CA, and the immediate-past Chair for the NAfME Innovations Council. She holds a bachelor’s in music education, a master’s in educational leadership studies, Orff-Schulwerk Certification Levels: I-II-III and over 90 graduate hours in additional coursework. Her experiences include 32 years of teaching music composition and steel drum ensembles in grades 9-12 (10 years) and Kindergarten-Grade 8 music education through Orff-Schulwerk (22 years), in addition to leading both vocal and instrumental school ensembles in civic, professional, and national conference performances. She is a published author through Pearson Education, the GRAMMY Foundation, The Percussion Marketing Council, as well as Disney’s Little/Baby Einsteins. She presents workshops and keynotes nationally and internationally, as well as for the national American Orff-Schulwerk Association, state MEAs, the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), China music education conferences through the support of the International Music Products Industry (NAMM), and the International Society for Music Education (ISME). She has received numerous state and national awards, which includes the 2020 Technology in Music Education National Teacher of the Year, 2017 Magnet Schools of America National Teacher of the Year, top 10 GRAMMY Music Educator Finalist for 2016, and top 3 Music Educator award from Music and Arts in 2015.