March is Music Education Month! This month, we'll look at a range of people and institutions throughout the music education world in search of the real scoop: Is music ed, along with the rest of arts education, being eaten alive by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), thereby creating robotic, soulless drone humans instead of people? Or is music ed experiencing a renaissance, reaching populations who've never had it before and providing an essential dimension to the educational experience with innovative programs? Listen and learn, peeps!
In this episode, Michelle Hoffmann, Director of Education and Community Engagement at Washington Performing Arts in DC, gives her perspective on music ed and talks about the amazing things the WPA does.
Special thanks to Todd Reynolds for his music, Taskforce: Farmlab from Outerbourough.