RESTON, VA (July 21, 2015)—On June 25 and 27, the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) honored seven exemplary individuals this year’s Lowell Mason Fellows. This distinction is one of music education’s most important honors, and is designed to recognize the accomplishments of music educators, music education advocates, political leaders, industry professionals, and others who have contributed to music education in their unique way.

The prestigious award is named for Lowell Mason, considered to be the father of public school music education in the United States. He has been credited with introducing music instruction to American public schools in the 19th century, and with establishing teacher training in music education. In 2002, the importance of his contributions to music education inspired NAfME to create the Lowell Mason Fellows award.

Lowell Mason Fellow designations also provide an opportunity to support the efforts of NAfME through the donation made in the honoree’s name. This donation goes to NAfME’s Give a Note Foundation to support future generations of music educators through the organization’s programs. Individuals or groups (corporations, universities, foundations, student organizations, etc.) may fund designations.

Here are the 2015 Lowell Mason Fellows:

Read more about the Lowell Mason Fellows distinction and past recipients of the honor here: http://www.nafme.org/about/history/lowell-mason-fellows/.


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