Behind the Scenes: Young Performers Initiative

June 15, 2015 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Megan; I’m the project manager for the Young Performers Initiative, and I’m excited to announce Wisconsin Public Television is launching a new website to provide high-quality resources for music educators!

In partnership with the Wisconsin School of Music Association, we have created the Young Performers Initiative website, an online resource that pairs high-quality Wisconsin Public Television-produced videos of performances and behind-the-scenes interviews with lesson activity guides based on teaching standards. These resources will allow teachers to focus their energy, continuing to inspire their students toward greater achievements. This initiative is unique to Wisconsin Public Television and will continue to expand with every new Young Performers Initiative project.

For an example of the work we do, take a look at the music and activity guides associated with the 2012 State Honors Music Project Treble Choir’s performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” arranged by David Moore and produced by Wisconsin Public Television.

Learn More About Megan:
I’m a musician born to two musicians, whose parents were also musicians. I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by music my whole life. My parents taught me not only to love and appreciate music, but to advocate for it as a necessary part of a full and vibrant life. This passion for music education advocacy has influenced many of my life choices. In high school I became the teaching assistant for our youngest band class. In college, at UW-Madison, I was a music education major. I’ve had the privilege of living in New York and Santa Barbara while working for The Juilliard School and Music Academy of the West, two prestigious organizations dedicated to educating young musicians and promoting arts advocacy. I am lucky to have friends and classmates who are teachers in Middleton, Milwaukee, Lodi, Janesville, Walworth and Madison. And on the weekends I have the pleasure of teaching trumpet lessons to middle- and high-school students. Music education is an integral part of my life, to say the least, and has led to my work with WPT.

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