ERIC Number: EJ919108
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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Sharing the Gift of Jazz: An Interview with Willie L. Hill Jr.
Music Educators Journal, v97 n3 p26-27 Mar 2011
This article presents an interview with Willie L. Hill Jr., founder and director of the Society for Jazz Education. Currently a professor of music education at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and the director of the UMass Fine Arts Center, Hill has served as director of education for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. He is a past president of MENC: The National Association for Music Education as well as of the International Association for Jazz Education, which ceased operation in 2008. He taught instrumental music education for sixteen years and has served as instrumental music supervisor in the Denver Public Schools. In this interview, Hill reflects on jazz education in the United States today.
Descriptors: Music, Interviews, Professional Recognition, Musicians, Teamwork, Music Education, Skill Development, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States