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Gray and Buie present at northwest music education conference

Group shot of collegiate meet and greet at music education conference.

Lori Gray, director of music education at Boise State, and Zach Buie, assistant professor of trumpet and music history, recently presented at the 48th National Association for Music Education Northwest Division 2023 Professional Development Conference in Bellevue, Washington. The National Association for Music Education is an organization of American music educators dedicated to advancing and preserving music education as part of the core curriculum of schools in the United States.

While attending the conference, Gray and Buie presented to audiences of current and future music educators from around the Northwest. Gray’s presentations included “Making the Most of Your Time in College” and “Accepting Professional Feedback with Grace.” Buie’s presentation centered around present and future band teachers and was titled “Beginning Trumpet Solutions.”

The event culminated in a collegiate meet and greet where Gray; northwest representative on the association collegiate council, Scott Sheehan; president, Jazzmone Sutton; state advocacy engagement manager and Tom Muller; northwest association division president, met with more than 100 students pursuing music education degrees at colleges and universities around the northwest. Here, Gray and her colleagues answered questions, offered advice and introduced the students to current association leadership and the benefits the organization can offer them as educators. 

Events like these are just one of the many ways that Boise State Department of Music faculty members consistently demonstrate their dedication beyond the classroom and reinforce the quality of our programs here at Boise State. 

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