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ERIC Number: EJ992607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-7446
Teaching Trio
Olson, Cathy Applefeld
Teaching Music, v20 n1 p44-47 Aug 2012
For the Tower-Tannerts of Texas, music education runs in the family, and that's been the case for more than 100 years. Matriarch Mollie Gregory Tower is a lecturer at Texas State University and a former elementary school teacher, textbook writer, music supervisor, and president of the Texas Music Educators Conference (TMEC). Her daughter Debbie Tannert is also a former TMEC president and currently teaches music at Mills Elementary School in Austin. And "her" daughter Christina Tannert, holder of a new bachelor's degree in choral music education, is now working on her master's; in her spare time, she's the director of internal operations and finance for the Collegiate Texas Music Educators. These three women of the Lone Star State, each representing a different generation, have both an endemic love of music and lifelong exposure to a symphony of inspiration. And they stand as a testament to the little that's changed and the lot that's stayed consistent about music education through the decades.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas