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MMEJ Vol. 72, No. 4


Dear MMEA Members, 


On behalf of our Editorial Board, I am pleased to share that Volume 72, No. 4 of the Massachusetts Music Educators Journal is LIVE! Click here to read the articles and features in our Spring Conference issue, including: 

  • 2024 Conference Photo gallery 

  • MMEA DEIA Committee Updates by Tom Westmoreland 

  • You’re the DJ! Taking a Closer Look at the Impact of the DJ in Popular Music Education by Meaghan O’Connor-Vince

  • From Deficit to Asset by Rhoda Bernard

  • Revisiting our Philosophies: Who We Are and Why We Teach by Jamie Gunther

  • The Africentric Arts Education Framework: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy by Sonya White Hope

  • Friends Like Yours by Allison Lacasse 

  • The Impact of a Visiting Artist Residency by Stephanie Riley and Blake Siskavich

  • A Socio-Cultural Perspective by Ivonne Luna

  • A Step Towards Cultural Relevance and Student-Centeredness by Shane Colquohoun

  • Prism Concerts: A Viable Performance Option for Challenging Your Ensembles by Curt Ebersole

  • …And Much More!


Special thanks to the MMEJ Editorial Board Members and authors who contributed to this issue! 


Don't forget: You can now earn up to 10 Professional Development Points (PDPs) each year by reading and reflecting on MMEJ articles! Each successful reflection on an article is worth one PD hour. You can start reading and reflecting today to receive your PDPs at: forms.gle/16kwjrvxJCz1EB7H7


The MMEJ Editorial Board is: 


Rhoda Bernard, Higher Ed

Kelly Bylica, Research and Music Teacher Education 

Brian Gellerstein, Jazz/Contemporary

Adam Grüschow, Instrumental

Catherine Iatesta, New Music Educator

Allyson Rottman, Large Municipalities 

Allison Lacasse, Advocacy

Meaghan O’Connor-Vince, Technology

Allyn Phelps, General Music

Stephanie Riley, Choral

Genithia Hogges, Cultural Responsiveness

Steve Holley, Innovations


Please reach out to editor@massmea.org with ideas for articles, comments, or to share student artwork to be featured on our cover. YOU are the MMEA, and the MMEJ Editorial Board wants your voice to be heard!


Respectfully,


Christy Whittlesey, MMEJ Managing Editor

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