Celebrating International Education Week

November 15, 2012 This week (November 12-16) celebrates International Education. Rather than discussing the topic, however I find myself musing on the encounters I’ve had within the course of a week, give or take a few days, which I’d like to share with you in this blog. At the recent NAFSA Region I Conference in […]

Whatever Happened to Music Education?

December 1, 2011 In writing a recent blog, inspired by LA Philharmonic’s Music Director Gustavo Dudamel’s orchestral version of a popular Puerto Rican band’s hit song, I began to muse on the subject of music education: in Venezuela and the U.S. There are a million kids enrolled in Venezuela’s music system, called El Sistema. Some […]