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ACDA-Hawaii member, Philip Steinbacher, featured in Teaching Music


Philip Steinbacher, choral educator at Island School in Lihue, Kauai, was recently featured in the April 2014 National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) publication Teaching Music. Says article author Cynthia Darling, "Philip Steinbacher has created a thriving choral music program from the ground up with the approach that 'music is for everyone.'" Download the entire article "The Song of the Island," here, provided for your use with the kind permission of NAfME. Congratulations, Philip, for making such a positive and long reaching impact on the students of Island School! Stay connected with Island School Chorus by liking their Facebook page IslandSchoolChorus here.

For more information about NAfME: National Association for Music Education, including how to become a member and receive resources like Teaching Music, click here.

ACDA President Elect Dr. Miguel Felipe on Hawai'i Public Radio

UH Mānoa director of choral activities and Hawai‘i ACDA’s president elect spoke on HPR’s The Conversation this week to discuss the upcoming BIG SING. Chris Vandercook, one of the show's hosts and a musician himself, chatted with Miguel about the role of choral singing in our community. Click to hear the interview, and be sure to attend The BIG SING!

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