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TThe LTMCG seeks to put music at the center of every child's education, using music as a language of teaching and learning.
We believe that music opens up opportunities to children of different backgrounds for academic success. We are committed to using music to close the achievement gap in Minnesota and the country at large. We believe that a school without art and music presents an incomplete curriculum. We see music as one of the doors that allows the entry of the universal language. We see music as literacy, numeracy, coordinates, systems analysis, discipline, empathy, teamwork and creativity.
But most of all, we see music as providing hope and possibility for teachers and students. We believe that music can plant the seeds of comprehensive school reform. We believe that school music teachers who are collaborative and inquiry based can be a source of inspiration and dynamic change within a school. We support data collection and assessment so that we can measure musical and academic success. We are committed to a standard of music integration for all students. Finally, we hold that music-the connection between the heart and the mind- provides a vital key to the love of learning.
In our own way, we try to ignite the divine spark that sets
a child on the path to discovery of his inner and outer world.
President, Learning Through Music Consulting Group
Music Director, Mankato Symphony Orchestra; Violist, Minnesota Orchestra
Chairman of the Board
Chair, Corporate Governance Group, Fredrikson and Byron; Chair, MN Chapter of National Association of Corporate Directors
Larry Scripp, Ed.D
Director, Research Center for Learning Through Music, New England Conservatory; Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Board of Directors
Krystal Banfield, Ed.D
Berklee College of Music
Life Director, Minnesota Orchestra; ASOL Board
VP, School Music Services; Schmitt Music
Judy Hornbacher, Ph.D
Sr. Fellow, University of Minnesota Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement; College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
Dee Lundell, Ph.D.
Classroom teacher & education consultant
Composer & music consultant
Scott D. Lipscomb
Associate Professor & Division Head, Music Education & Music Therapy, University of Minnesota School of Music
In alphabetical order
Thomas Crosby, Jr.
Philip and Ludmilla Isaacson
Don and Joanne Leavenworth
Dr. Bruce Lewis
John and Nancy Lindahl
John and Marcia Stout
Osmo and Pirku Vanska
Win and Maxine Wallin
Dr. Scott Yarosh
Minneapolis Public Schools
University of Minnesota
MacPhail Center for Music and Arts for Academic Achievement