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NKCGH Music Educators Conference

2022 Date TBA

Virtual

Hosted by NKCGH and attended by music educators from across the U.S. and beyond, this three-day conference was in its second year and under the direction of Dr. Edrick Rhodes of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. 2021’s theme: Accessibility and Equity in Music Education. The Music Educators Conference was generously supported by The Selz Foundation.

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Please join us and invite your colleagues!

2nd Annual
Nat King Cole Generation Hope
Music Educators Conference
Equity and Access in Music Education …from the classroom to the podium.
Nat King Cole Generation Hope supports equitable access to music education for all students and educators regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, economic status, religious background, sexual orientation and identity, socioeconomic status, academic standing, or exceptionalities; and that all can participate in the making of music within our schools.
We have excellent presenters and topics for each session!
Please read below for a complete schedule.

Welcome – Casey and Timolin Cole, Co-Founders, Nat King Cole Generation Hope

Dr. Benny Bolden
TOPIC : Performing Arts Matters: The Pursuit of Acceptance in Today’s Education Framework
For information on this presentation please contact Dr. Benny L. Bolden Jr., Boldenb@leonschools.net, Principal, Leon County SchoolsR. Frank Nims Middle School.

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Dr. Gregory Drane
TOPIC : Accessing College Through Music
For information on this presentation please contact Dr. Gregory Drane, Gad157@psu.edu, Director of Athletic Bands, Pennsylvania State UniversityCollege of Arts and Architecture.

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Julie Patterson Duty
TOPIC : Creating a Culture of Inclusion that Works for You AND Your Students
For information on this presentation please contact Julie Patterson Duty, n-julie@unitedsound.org, Founder and Executive Director, United Sound.

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Dr. Tiffany Cox
TOPIC : Career Trends for Women in Instrumental Music
For information on this presentation please contact Dr. Tiffany Cox, tiffany.cox@palmbeachschools.org, Director of Bands, Palm Beach County School District, FL – Lake Worth Community High School.

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Essilevi Nadal
TOPIC : Modulation: How Can We Develop Universal Orchestra Programs in Our Communities?
For information on this presentation please contact Essilevi Nadal, essilevinadal@gmail.com, Orchestra Director, Palm Beach County School District, FL – The Conservatory School.

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Jeanette McCune
TOPIC : Access and Equity from National Lens
For information on this presentation please contact Jeanette McCune, JSMcCune@kennedy-center.org, Director of School Community Programs The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Rachel Glodo
TOPIC : Essential to Equity – Music Learning Ecosystems
For information on this presentation please contact Rachel Glodo, rachel.glodo@yale.edu, Program Specialist, Yale School of Music.

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Chiho Okuizumi Feindler
TOPIC : The Power of ‘And’: School Centered Music Education Ecosystem
For information on this presentation please contact Chiho Okuizumi Feindler, chiho.feindler@savethemusic.org, Senior Director of Programs and Policy, Save the Music Foundation.

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Nestor Torres
Special Guest Artist Conversation and Performance & Closing Conference Acknowledgements
For information on this presentation please contact Nestor Torres, nestortorresmusic@gmail.com, Internationally Acclaimed Jazz Flautist.

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Please contact us with any questions!
We look forward to having you join us!
Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. provides access to music education for children with the greatest need by cultivating opportunities and funding programs for instruction, mentoring and resources.
Founded in 2008, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc. strives to uphold and build on the Cole family legacy; we envision music education as an entitlement, not a privilege, for all children.

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