Pass the Baton: Empowering Students in Music Education

Helping teachers transform their students from passive consumers to vibrant creatives!

Empowering Students in Music Education

Welcome to the Pass the Baton: Empowering Students in Music Education! Kathryn Finch and Theresa Hoover are two music educators passionate about helping teachers transform their students from passive consumers to vibrant creatives. Each episode will amplify the voices of music teachers who are already passing the baton and empowering their own music students. Whether you teach band, orchestra, general music, chorus, or future music teachers – there’s an episode for you!

Unlock Student Potential: Transforming Assessments in Music Education

Most Recent Episode:

Episode 67 – Unlock Student Potential: Transforming Assessments in Music Education

In Episode 67, the conversation centers on transformative approaches to student assessments. Angela Harman shares her journey from traditional to student-driven assessments, which involve students in both self-assessment and peer feedback processes. This method not only makes assessments more meaningful and manageable but also fosters a supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to be active participants in their own learning journey.

Here are a few of our favorite episodes

These interviews cover a diverse range of topics and offer captivating storytelling, insightful interviews, and thought-provoking discussions that will keep you engaged and inspired.
The Most Important Question You Can Ask in Music Education

Episode 53 – The Most Important Question You Can Ask in Music Education

Shane Colquhoun shares what it really means to be student centered in the music classroom.

Episode 31 – Creating a Culture for Student Empowerment

Matthew Arau shares how we can incorporate mindset and leadership strategies to create a culture for student empowerment.

Episode 23: Empowerment in the Standards

NAfME president, Scott Sheehan, talks about how the National Core Arts Standards align with student empowerment.

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