ERIC Number: EJ775630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Music Teacher Merges Public Office, Education Duties
Fehr, Rosalind C.
Teaching Music, v15 n1 p14 Aug 2007
This article profiles Jacqueline Thrasher, a longtime elementary instrumental music teacher from Phoenix who was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in November 2006. She is currently band and orchestra director at Lookout Mountain Elementary School. When asked about her new life representing District 10, Representative Thrasher makes it clear that her days in the legislature are really not that much of a leap from her work in the classroom, helping students master fingering charts and intonation. She states that music educators can and should become advocates for music and for education.
Descriptors: Music, Music Teachers, Music Education, Elementary School Teachers, Legislators, Advocacy, Music Activities
MENC: The National Association for Music Education. P.O. Box 1584, Birmingham, AL 35201. Tel: 800-336-3768; Web site: http://www.menc.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona